ANXIETY

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How Acupuncture Helps Anxiety?

Feelings of anxiety, worry and fear related to significant and challenging events are justified and very common. Anxiety becomes a problem when emotional reactions are out of proportion with what might be normal expected in a situation, and when symptoms interfere with a person’s daily functioning or sleep patterns. Mild anxiety leaves a person feeling a bit unsettled, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating.

When a person experiences a highly stressful or threatening scenario, the mind can be overloaded and fail to develop ways of coping.

Although the symptoms can be as manageable as an ominous feeling in the pit of the stomach, some suffer much worse. Anxiety can responses.

irregular heartbeat, negative thoughts, behavioral, emotional, such as fear.

Depending on which of these symptoms are suffered, different anxiety disorders may be diagnosed. These include.

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive worry about everyday things. People with this disorder often expect the worst and experience exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is no apparent reason for concern.
  • Panic Disorder is characterized by sudden attacks of intense terror and apprehension that leads to shaking, confusion, nausea, dizziness and difficulty breathing.
  • Phobia is an irrational fear and avoidance of an object or situation. Phobias focus on flying, bridges, insects, heights and elevators. Having phobias can disrupt daily routines, reduce self-esteem, limit work efficiency and put a strain on relationships.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder  is characterized by a fear of being negatively judged and scrutinized by others in social or performance-related situations. Different variations of this type of anxiety include a fear of intimacy, stage fright and a fear of humiliation. People suffering from this disorder can sometimes isolate themselves in an attempt to avoid public situations and human contact.
  • Obsessive Compulsive  Disorder (OCD)  is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts, which often make the sufferer feel compelled to repeat certain routines. Even when the OCD sufferers know the irrationality of their compulsions, they feel powerless to stop them. 
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD) is anxiety that results from previous trauma such as military combat, rape, a natural disaster, a serious accident or other life-threatening events.  Most people who experience such events recover from them, but people with PTSD continue to be anxious and severely depressed for months or even years following the event. They often experience behavioral changes in order to avoid certain stimuli.

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There are a variety of causes of anxiety, so all have different treatments. A person’s personality, thinking style can cause them to be more susceptible to anxiety.

Traditional Eastern Medicine is investigate the underlying causes of the anxiety by carrying out a thorough diagnostic evaluation in order to determine which organ system is out of balance. We will then seek to restore the imbalance by inserting fine, sterile needles into the points correlating to those organs. Additionally, acupuncture helps to reduce stress, encouraging and supporting a greater sense of well-being and balance.