Acupuncture for anxiety and related mental health issues can help in many ways where standard treatments, mainly with prescribed medications, are ineffective. Understanding the root cause of the patient’s issues can allow an acupuncturist, or a professional trained in traditional Chinese medicine, to correct the imbalances in the body and significantly reduce or even eliminate the anxiety symptoms completely.
It is always interesting to hear how many Americans annually suffer from depression, anxiety, high levels of stress and other conditions related to mental health. The number can be quite staggering (in the tens of millions actually), but it’s only an estimate as many of these illnesses and symptoms go untreated due to lack of awareness. We often want to ignore these issues and hope they will go away, but we all know that rarely happens.
There can be many causes of anxiety, and a trained acupuncture professional will take a full health history and identify lifestyle patterns and habits that may be the cause. After evaluating all signs and symptoms, the acupuncturist will form a diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to the specific category of anxiety, providing a pathway to re-balancing the patient’s emotional and physical state.
At Satori Acupuncture of Knoxville we may use, acupuncture, herbal medicine & supplements, relaxation techniques and exercises, or a combination of these holistic treatments to provide the best avenue for the patients recovery. We also will examine the patient’s dietary intake, sleeping habits and other lifestyle influences to ensure we have a strategic insight at all times into the patient’s general health.
There are also times when we can coordinate our Chinese medicine treatments for anxiety, with treatments provided by other professionals such as psychologists and therapists. The goal is always not to discount any such treatment or advise, but build a greater awareness for the acupuncture professional and to continually evaluate and assess the patient’s progress.
Acupuncture treatments will generally be from four to twelve sessions. However, many patients respond favorably after just a few sessions over several weeks.
Contact us today here at Satori Acupuncture of Knoxville if you would like to discuss this treatment for anxiety related symptoms for yourself or someone close to you. All consultations are always confidential and free.
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