Everyone has struggled with anxiety at some point in their life. Some anxiousness is a natural part of the human condition, but extreme anxiety can seriously affect your health and ability to function on day to day life. The National Institute of Mental Health states that about 20% of Americans are affected by anxiety disorders, which totals to 42 billion dollars a year in treatment costs. While therapy and medication are useful anxiety treatments, many people are deterred by the high costs and long treatment times. And with acupuncture’s massive rise in popularity many people have begun to view this as a more compelling and cost effective option.
The World Health Organization and many established medical science journals have declared acupuncture to be an effective way to treat a myriad of health problems. Although Acupuncture is sometimes approached with skepticism by those more familiar with Western medical procedures, its popularity and longevity over thousands of years is a testament to its massive success with treating illness. “Qi” is the life force that flows throughout your body, and acupuncture helps resolve energy imbalances that are detrimental to your health. Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Daniel Hsu, explains that by placing needles in specific acupuncture points throughout the body the nervous system can be forced to release certain chemicals in the brain that control emotion, including anxiety. With growing popularity and evidence, even the US Air Force had begun practicing “Battlefield Acupuncture” in the Middle East in combination with more conventional Western medicine. Acupuncture is used worldwide and has become an established and respected form of medical treatment.
You can reduce your stress in a stress-free way with acupuncture. Acupuncture puts your body back in control and provides an overall improved sense of well-being. Even if you’re already receiving treatment for anxiety, acupuncture is a risk free way to help speed recovery and treat your anxiety in a tried and true method.
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