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Could drinking chamomile tea help you more then acupuncture with your anxiety & depression?

Could drinking chamomile tea help you more then acupuncture with your anxiety & depression?

I find chamomile: Can help one to relax, fall asleep ; diminish anxiety. However, I have a number of psychiatric patients who use acupuncture instead of psychiatric medications with good results. Many mix acupuncture, medicine and some form of talking treatment. Acupuncture is good with depression but can be excellent when used as an adjunct for anxiety treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Does acupuncture realy work for anxiety?

Does acupuncture realy work for anxiety?

Yes it can: Acupuncture does offer help in anxiety. http://tinyurl.com/lqu577c there can also be some positive effects in stress-related disorders such as irritable bowel. Some of the points have effects on qi, blood, and water patterns associated with major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorders, and somatoform disorders. http://tinyurl.com/lonr2kn. ...Read more

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Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

"cure"?: Acupuncture is exceptionally helpful for the treatment of anxiety disorders. However, that does not mean that it would necessarily "cure" the condition. ...Read more

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Should acupuncture get rid of my anxiety:'(?

Should acupuncture get rid of my anxiety:'(?

Acupuncture: Is an excellent approach to anxiety. Suggest that it be combined with cognitive behavioral therapy or some other form of treatment to ensure long lasting effects. ...Read more

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I tend to get a lot of anxiety and stress lately and one of my good friends suggest to me acupuncture. Is it really painful?

I tend to get a lot of anxiety and stress lately and one of my good friends suggest to me acupuncture. Is it really painful?

No, acupuncture: Is rarely painful. Well, i guess if the acupuncturist had really poor technique that could cause you pain. Most of my patients don't feel the insertions. It is very beneficial for anxiety and stress. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my anxiety regarding back pain? Should i try acupuncture?

Excellent option: I would make sure that your physician has evaluated your back to ensure that you do not need surgical intervention. However, back pain is often treated effectively with acupuncture. Western medicine often requires an accurate diagnosis to provide treatments. Acupuncture is often helpful for specific symptoms or congregates of symptoms even when diagnosis has not been clearly established. ...Read more

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I have ehlers danlos, pots, gerd, anxiety and pstd. I am in pain everyday and refuse to take pain meds. Would med marijuana or acupuncture help?

Acupuncture: As a psychiatrist and acupuncturist - I will focus on one part of your question. Acupuncture can be very beneficial in the treatment of both PTSD and anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more