Modern Acupuncture Works for Treating Anxiety Disorders and Stress the Natural Way

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Not just for pain, Acupuncture is a natural way to treat anxiety. This ancient, time-tested therapy works naturally to reduce anxiety and stress. 


Most people experience some level of anxiety or stress in daily life. It can be short term, long term, or maybe consistent as an anxiety disorder with frequent symptoms.


When feelings of anxiety and stress become overwhelming, searching for a natural alternative to manage symptoms is important for long term health. 


Acupuncture relies on stimulating specific points in the body to improve health and well-being, stimulate your body's natural feel-good hormones and reduce the level of stress hormones like cortisol.


Research has exponentially grown supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for anxiety and other mental health conditions, since it's increased popularity back in the 1970s.


How Does Acupuncture Help with Anxiety?


The way acupuncture helps anxiety and anxiety disorders may be similar to how it helps with pain control.


Because acupuncture targets nerves and tissue connection sites, experts believe it may jump-start your body into producing pain-relieving neurotransmitters and hormones. This process happens by stimulating the nervous system to regulate the production of these important chemicals in the brain. 


Many anxiety medications work on the same mechanisms in the brain attempting to balance neurotransmitters that are linked to mood, negative feelings, thoughts, or other symptoms. 


Acupuncture as a Natural Drug-Free Solution


Most Americans seek out anxiety relief through conventional treatments that 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.


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.


Acupuncture regulates the body’s chemical balance naturally, often preventing the need for taking medication at all. This type of 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.


Visiting your local Modern Acupuncture clinic and talking with one of our Licensed Acupuncturists will get you started on an effective treatment plan for your anxiety and overall well-being. 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.

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