Posted on January 29, 2020
Anxiety and depression can impact our lives on a daily basis. Many who suffer from these two ailments express that anxiety does not allow them to fully experience their days with ease and confidence.
Some note that from the moment they wake up, they are flooded with debilitating thoughts that make them lose their drive to start the day. Others note that even small difficulties in the day make them feel impaired, stuck, and at times angry. With our modern day lives that are constantly filled with finance concerns, politics, and social media pressures, it’s no wonder that our society ranks anxiety as their top medical concern.
Most of my patients come to see me for a natural treatment for anxiety and depression, as their doctors are readily prescribing medication to deal with their issues. Common prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, and Paxil have left many patients dealing with more symptoms like headaches, dry mouth, nausea, insomnia, nervousness, and sexual dysfunction. Sometimes, medication does little to improve anxiety and patients are told to “wait it out.” It’s no wonder people are searching for natural treatments for anxiety and depression, especially for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Depression and anxiety treatments without depending on life long prescription medications should be every patient’s goal.
The real struggle with curing anxiety, for most, is breaking away from daily habits and relationships that cause the anxiety in the first place. An even bigger hurdle is that most patients don’t actually realize the source of their distress. This allows the distress to store itself within the body, causing numerous somatic responses like racing heart, profuse sweating, lack of appetite, diarrhea, etc…
Awareness here is key, and you can ask yourself questions such as:
These questions are rarely given any weight when speaking to conventional western physicians who rarely cure Depression and anxiety treatment without medication. Our goal is to help the patient both psych-emotionally and physically. Through the acupuncturists extensive schooling and experience, we are able to access parts of the psyche that are in a protective hiding state, trapped within our bodies.
Acupuncture for anxiety focuses on finding the areas of the body that has trapped the distress, causing the somatic symptoms to run wild. This holistic treatment for anxiety allows the body to heal from within, giving it the ability to self regulate and find its natural homeostasis. After locating the root cause of the anxiety, ultra-thin sterile needles are inserted into the body in areas that are tender and stagnant. These needles reach the fascia layer of the muscle which regulates our parasympathetic and sympathetic autonomic nervous system facilitating internal regulation and repair. The true treatment for anxiety is within the self and very much within reach.
If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them via phone or email. Also, we welcome you in our office during working hours.
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