Acupuncture for anxiety can reduce physical symptoms such as tightness in the chest, rapid heartbeat and breathing, digestive disturbance, headache and insomnia. It can also reduce the mental/emotional symptoms and instill a feeling of calm and peace. Patients using anti-anxiety medications are often able to reduce their dosage while achieving greater effectiveness.
Acupuncture For Depression
Depression – Acupuncture can be used for both acute and chronic depression. It is a powerful treatment for physical pain which can be a cause or manifestation of depression. Acupuncture also relieves the emotional sensation of depression, helping patients to feel better and enjoy life more. Acupuncture can also be used to reduce dosage or increase effectiveness of anti-depressant medications.
Acupuncture For Stress
Stress – Acupuncture is an excellent treatment for stress and stress-related conditions from high blood pressure to headaches or musculoskeletal tightness.
Acupuncture For Insomnia
Acupuncture has an extremely calming effect on the nervous system, and over time, it can help to correct the imbalances causing insomnia without creating side effects. In fact, besides improved sleep, people often report a greater sense of well-being and an overall improvement in health.
Acupuncture for Addiction
Treating smoking, drug, or alcohol addiction using Acupuncture has been well researched in the United States. The role of Acupuncture in nicotine cessation isn’t limited to reducing cravings. Acupuncture has also been shown to promote relaxation and better sleep. Acupuncture can be used to treat many disorders associated with smoking, such as damage to the broncho-pulmonary and cardiovascular systems and the symptoms from nicotine withdrawal. In our experience, the effectiveness of Acupuncture to stop smoking varies with many factors, including the length of time the patient has been smoking, their overall health, and the frequency of treatment.