Anxiety is often described as a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe.
Emotional symptoms of anxiety can consist of poor sleep, worry, poor concentration levels and irritability, whereas physical symptoms can be quite severe such as shortness of breath, sweating, diarrhoea, dry mouth, nausea, palpitations, dizziness, cold hands, muscle tension and aches.
Acupuncture aims to help relieve anxiety by stimulating the body’s nervous system to cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules which work to deactivate the ‘analytical’ part of the brain responsible for anxiety and worry.
Stimulating these acupoints could reduce the brains sensitivity to pain and stress allowing increased relaxation.
The British Acupuncture Council shows supporting evidence for using acupuncture to help anxiety, stating that ‘Acupuncture can be safely combined with conventional treatments such as medication or psycho-educational therapy, possibly enhancing their beneficial effects and reducing unwanted side-effects’.
Acupuncture That Works can offer support which could help if you are suffering from anxiety. For a free initial consultation and to find out more please call us on 0800 051 76 88.
Disclaimer: At Acupuncture That Works we are conscious that there are lots of claims made about the results that people can get from using Acupuncture. To be clear, we aim to make no such claims ourselves. We will never claim that Acupuncture will work within a specified time nor that it will bring a specified result. We can say that is possible to deliver short term improvement and short term relief in certain circumstances. It is not and never will be, a miracle cure.