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Acupuncture for Anxiety in Boca Raton | Acupuncture Zen

Acupuncture for Anxiety in Boca Raton | Acupuncture Zen. Have you thought of using Acupuncture for Anxiety?

Acupuncture for Anxiety in Boca Raton | Acupuncture Zen has one of the great uses benefits of using traditional Chinese medicine is it’s benefits with acupuncture for anxiety. When faced with a problem, a difficult task, or something new, people generally tend to feel a sense of anxiety. However, severe anxiety prolonged over time can affect one’s health, cripple one’s life, and hurt their relationships, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Excessive anxiety can lead one to become temperamental, exhausted easily, restless, have trouble focusing, and worrisome.

Acupuncture for Anxiety in Boca Raton | Acupuncture Zen provides Acupuncture for anxiety disorders and this is constantly used as a treatment modality for this condition.  Anxiety can also build up to cause panic attacks. These panic attacks happen without warning and can give one the sensation of their heart pounding, tension in the chest, trouble breathing, feeling faint, perspiring, trembling, dry mouth, and a strong sense of fear, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Acupuncture for Anxiety in Boca at Acupuncture Zen

Social anxiety happens when one wants to be socially accepted and fears rejection or judgement from others, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. People with social anxiety have a tough time in crowds, avoid large groups of people, feel ill when people are around, feel awkward about themselves, have difficulty making conversation, and have a hard time making friends. This is where Acupuncture for Anxiety in Boca Raton Acupuncture Zen can help.

The acupuncturist recognizes that each individual patient is different, so with anxiety sufferers’  their anxiety will be different as well, according to the British Acupuncture Council.  The acupuncture physician will determine the root cause of anxiety depending on the quality of the radial pulse and the observation of the tongue. These two diagnostic paradigms give great insight into the patient and what acupuncture points need be prescribed by the acupuncture doctor and which herbal formula may be used according to the individuals needs. It’s not a one size fits all with proper acupuncture treatment. Each treatment can be individually prescribed to benefit the patients mind, body and spirit.

The Acupuncture for anxiety point pictured below is Heart 7 or Shen Men which translates to Spirit Gate. This is a common point for calming the Spirit and the Mind. A great resource when using the acupuncture for anxiety treatments.

Acupuncture decreases activity in the part of the mind that is responsible for worry, and increases activity in the part of the mind that produces feelings of calm and peace, reported by the UK publication, Express. It also releases neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and noradrenaline, which are chemicals in the brain that are responsible for allowing one to feel good about themselves and their daily lives, according to the British Acupuncture Council. Activating these chemicals in the brain will relieve one’s anxiety by decreasing one’s fear of non-acceptance and increasing self-assurance. It also decreases the level of substances that are secreted from cells in the immune system related with anxiety. Ultimately, acupuncture changes one’s brain chemistry to produce positive states rather than negative ones.

Eastern practitioners believe that anxiety happens as a result of one’s Qi, or life force energy in the body being unbalanced or blocked. Qi is responsible for the overall wellness of a person. Qi is thought to move through the body in pathways called meridians, which are connected to major organs in the body, so when one pathway is blocking one’s life energy from flowing through it can result in health issues and illness. Acupuncture can facilitate the Qi flow throughout the body. This comes from stimulation by tiny acupuncture needles, restoring wellness and releasing anxiety.

Qi can be thought of as biochemical reactions that occur in the body. Biochemical reactions affect all bodily functions, such as the ability to digest food and the energy it takes to get up out of bed.

Visit Acupuncture Zen in Delray Beach, Florida and see how you can be transformed by being in this professional healing environment that is dedicated to helping you achieve peace and calm.

Work Cited:

“Anxiety Disorders.” NIMH RSS. National Institute of Mental Health, 01 Mar. 2016. Web. 19 July 2016.

“Symptoms.” Home. Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 01 Apr. 2016. Web. 19 July 2016.

“Is Acupuncture Any Good for Relieving Depression or Anxiety?” Is Acupuncture Any Good for Relieving Depression or Anxiety? British Acupuncture Council, n.d. Web. 19 July 2016.

Milne, Laura. “Acupuncture Offers New Hope in Treating Depression and Anxiety.” Daily Express Health RSS. Express, 09 Oct. 2013. Web. 19 July 2016.

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Dr. Tony Willcox

Ha’ani Sumerix

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