ACUPUNCTURE FOR ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

 

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental disorders worldwide. As research continues in this area, acupuncture and other forms of complementary therapies are being shown to be effective and legitimate treatment options.

Acupuncture has been shown to increase dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels in the brain by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. It has also been shown to increase levels of endorphins in the body. When most people think of endorphins, they think of them being released through exercise and making us feel happy. Naturally increasing the body's endorphin levels may help explain why acupuncture is an effective treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.

Depression:

  • Feeling sad or down for an extended period of time

  • Don’t want to get out of bed

  • Low energy or low drive to do anything

  • Fatigue

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Crying frequently for no reason

  • Not understanding why you just don’t feel well

Acupuncture can help with anxiety & depression. The two often go hand in hand, but anxiety and depression don’t always go together.  If you are experiencing some of these symptoms acupuncture could help you greatly.  Here is a list of the more common symptoms:

Anxiety:

  • Racing heart

  • Feeling stressed out or unable to relax

  • Inability to focus or trouble having coherent thoughts

  • Head feeling fuzzy or foggy

  • Spontaneous sweating

  • Increased agitation

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Chest pain or tightness

  • Excess or nervous energy

  • Flushed face or skin

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