Is Acupuncture Good for Anxiety?

is-acupuncture-good-for-anxietyAcupuncture is one of the oldest and most trusted methods for healing the body and mind. And Advanced Medical of Twin Cities provides expert administration of acupuncture to individuals with all types of health-related issues. Acupuncture, however, may not immediately come to mind when people are in need of treatment of anxiety, but the truth is that acupuncture is an excellent choice for anxiety treatment for many people.

A new body of research is indicating that acupuncture is an effective treatment of anxiety. A primary benefit of acupuncture as a treatment of anxiety is that acupuncture affects multiple systems of the human body. We all know that exercise has many mental health benefits, and this is so because the benefits of exercise translate across multiple of the body’s systems. The same is true of acupuncture.

Finding the Best Treatment For Your Anxiety

What has become the most familiar means of treating anxiety—the use of prescription drugs—can provide only short-term relief of symptoms. Prescription medication may be necessary for some people, but they need not be used exclusively or instead of acupuncture. In fact, acupuncture can be used in combination with prescription medications, as well as other treatments of anxiety. In other words, acupuncture need not be an either/or decision. Advanced Medical of Twin Cities will work with you to determine the best use of acupuncture in combination with other treatments you are currently undergoing. All medications have some side effects. Not all side effects are bad, of course, but because medication changes your body chemistry, side effects of some intensity are inevitable, even if they are subtle and not problematic.

Acupuncture works by helping to regulate our bodies’ overall health. It does this by improving flow, which can be inhibited by injury, stress, and myriad other health issues. The insertion of fine needles at specific locations on your body has been shown to improve your body’s flow, reducing stress and facilitating your body’s natural healing processes. As your body begins to heal, you begin to feel less stress, which reduces anxiety. And periodic application of acupuncture techniques can serve to encourage new and healthier patterns of your body’s natural flow, which can prevent or reduce anxiety long-term.

Acupuncture as an Effective Treatment for Anxiety

If you have tried acupuncture for ailments other than anxiety, you likely understand that the insertion of ultra-fine needles is not painful. If you sought acupuncture for, say, lower body pain, you might not have been aware of its impact on your emotions or psychology. But you may recall feeling more relaxed as a result of the decrease in the pain for which you received treatment. Receiving acupuncture treatment from Advanced Medical of Twin Cities for anxiety can achieve a similar result. Contact us by calling (763) 541-1280 and we would be happy to consult with you further about the benefits of acupuncture for anxiety.