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Acupuncture And Anxiety
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of anxiety and stress lately and one of my good friends suggest to me acupuncture. Is it painful?
Not normally: In the hands of a good acupuncturist it is likely that you will not feel the needle insertions. ...Read more
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?
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
For someone with an anxiety disorder, chronic bloating and a borderline thyroid issue, how helpful would acupuncture be? If at all?
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?
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
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