MF – Winsford

Over the last couple of years, I have been suffering badly with stress, anxiety and depression, I had been to the doctors a few times and all they wanted me to do was take some pills.

I didn’t want to go down this route and tried almost everything to help me feel better naturally. With a fear of needles, my last resort was to try acupuncture! Best decision I have made.

I wish I could put across just how much acupuncture and Cath has helped me, from my first visit I was put at ease and literally felt my stress levels melt away from the first needle going in.

I have since been going weekly and I am like my old self again! Can’t thank Cath enough for what she has done for me.

Anyone who is in two minds please just give it a go even if terrified of needles or think it wouldn’t work give it a go and you will be amazed.

A weekly visit of acupuncture with Reiki has done more for me than anything doctors have done for me.

 

Please note that all testimonials on this site have been written by the patients themselves.  All views expressed within them are solely those of the individuals concerned.  Any mention of success with their treatment applies only to their specific experience and is in no way a guarantee of efficacy in the treatment of other patients.  Whilst we will attempt to help any and all patients who attend our clinic we cannot guarantee the same outcome as those reported here.

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Acupuncture for Anxiety

Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental illness in the UK. Caused by stress, trauma or a by-product of another mental disorder, anxiety can be tough to crack. However, acupuncture can work wonders for anxiety problems. But does it actually work? Acupuncture That Works brings you a handy guide for acupuncture for anxiety.

How does acupuncture work for anxiety?

Acupuncture can help with relaxation
Acupuncture can help with relaxation

In Eastern medicine, the flow of Qi, or internal balance of energy, is crucial for good health. Qi is affected when you’re facing prolonged emotional and physical stresses. The Qi is disrupted and you become anxious. Acupuncture helps you to understand your own natural energy and make links between supposedly unconnected symptoms. We use the needles and sometimes moxibustion as part of treatment, but you may need to consider your diet, fitness levels and your general lifestyle. Traditional Chinese Medicine links anxiety to imbalances in the heart and the kidney. The needles are used on points around the heart, kidney, ears and spleen to treat anxiety. However, there are various types of Qi deficiencies with different symptoms as listed below:

  • Liver Qi Stagnation Affecting the Spleen

Unfocused mind, worried thoughts, palpitations, insomnia, low appetite, biting your tongue, weak pulse, moodiness, constipation or diarrhea, dry mouth.

  • Kidney Qi Deficiency

Feelings of fear and dread, weakness in the knees, decreased libido, cold hands/feet, weak pulse, feeling the need to urinate constantly, lower back weakness.

  • Heart/Spleen Qi Deficiency

Obsessive worry, palpitations, insomnia, low appetite, tense muscles, fatigue, low appetite, weak pulse

  • Lung Qi Deficiency

Mood swings, sadness, fatigue, profuse sweating, tongue with thin white coating, weak pulse, shortness of breath, feeling as if you have a lump in your throat.

General benefits of acupuncture for anxiety

  • Relieves stress
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves mood
  • Reduces sweating/palpitations
  • Immediate results
  • Regulates your digestive system

Conclusion

Acupuncture can be an immediate treatment for anxiety and provides relief straight away. After your first session you’ll feel more relaxed as soon as you walk out of the door. However, not every session will give you full, immediate relief. It’s highly advisable for those with long-term anxiety problems to attend a course of sessions to reap the benefits. It’s also important to combine acupuncture with other treatments.

To find out more and to book your first session please call us now on 0800 051 76 88