How Can Acupuncture Help With Anxiety Relief?

Anxiety disorder is diagnosed when a patient reports having feelings of fear and anxiety that are out of proportion for the situation. They have persistent worrying and inability to relax causing irritability, trouble sleeping and sometimes depression. Anxiety attacks prevents these patients from living a well balanced life.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) describes anxiety disorder as a disruption in the smooth flow of Qi (body energy) throughout the meridians (energetic pathways) causing too much energy to rise to the head. TCM theory dictates every emotion is related to a Zang Organ. The Heart stores the Shen, Lungs are tied to grief, Kidneys are tied to fear, Liver is tied to anger and Spleen is tied to worry. By evaluating the predominant emotion connected to the anxiety, inserting needles into the fine points of energy, the body’s own healing process is stimulated to restore its natural balance of mind, body and spirit causing a feeling of well being.