Why is Acupuncture the Best, Drug-free Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Anxiety Relief?

Acupuncture Image -

Mental health conditions are on the rise and do not discriminate by age, gender, race, and background.


Worldwide, since the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25%, according to a scientific brief released by the World Health Organization (WHO). 


Anxiety can have a lasting impact on quality of life.  If you are like many people, suffering from anxiety, you don’t have to live with the negative feelings, thoughts, or other symptoms. 


The research shows that Acupuncture can be used effectively to treat anxiety conditions. Acupuncture can also be used as a stand-alone treatment or safely combined with conventional treatments such as psychotherapy and/or medication, possibly enhancing their beneficial effects and reducing unwanted side effects.


What is at the Root of anxiety symptoms?


The answer is chronic stress. At Modern Acupuncture we believe that there is a link between stress and the experience of anxiety symptoms.


In fact, the American Institute of Stress attributes 90% of primary care to chronic stress. 


Every major health organization is talking about the effects of chronic stress. Harvard Medical School writes, “stress triggers a chain of chemical reactions and responses in the body. If the stress is short-lived, the body usually returns to normal. But when stress is chronic or the system gets stuck in overdrive, changes in the body and brain can be long-lasting.” 


Chronic stress creates a chain of negative health effects that can affect all areas of physical and mental health. Well before patients experience major health issues that are diagnosed as an illness, they often experience ongoing mental health symptoms commonly referred to as anxiety. 


Acupuncture as a Drug-Free Solution


Conventional treatments for anxiety in western medicine often include psychotherapy and/or medications. This combination of treatments does not always provide sustainable results. It has been reported that 50-60% of patients with these conditions do not respond to medications completely.


50-60% is considered the majority, showing that adherence to the conventional treatments for anxiety is failing a huge group of sufferers. 


The research on Acupuncture demonstrates that acupuncture gets to the root cause of most anxiety symptoms by slowing the body’s production of stress hormones.


Few procedures work 100 percent of the time. That includes acupuncture, but it does have benefits that conventional treatments like psychotherapy and medication do not.


Acupuncture regulates the body’s chemical balance naturally, often preventing the need for taking medication at all. This time-tested therapy is particularly helpful for people who want to limit or stop drug use, and prescriptions that all have associated side effects and lead to dependency.


At Modern Acupuncture, we recommend that you experience the relaxing benefits of Acupuncture and talk with one of our Licensed Acupuncturists to craft an effective treatment plan for your overall health. Early treatment is the best way to manage stress, and anxiety and establish healthy patterns that are effective in the long term.


Acupuncture Relieves Stress


Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body, alleviating symptoms associated with stress.

[Back to main news page]