1/2 of the worries we have we can’t do anything about…the other half however, are controllable…anxiety is one of them.

shutterstock_99101618We’ve all had those heart-racing experience when waking up in the morning when you probably only had 2-3 hours of sleep because of anxiety…Whether it be because of stress at work, house-hold circumstances or for no reason you can think of…it’s extremely important to get it sorted out before it drives you nuts.

One of the most popular and well known alternative treatments is acupuncture. People use acupuncture for anxiety treatment and prevention, and many believe that it is one of the single most effective ways to cure your anxiety forever.

Acupuncture is designed to be an immediate treatment. While not every acupuncture session provides complete and full relief right away, as soon as you leave the acupuncturist (and in some cases the next morning), much of your anxiety should be diminished.  With panic attacks, a person’s fear of getting a panic attack actually causes a panic attack, which of course confirms the fear and makes it more likely to happen again in the future. Acupuncture, if effective, will reduce these thought processes completely, which in turn should reduce the potential for your anxieties to reinforce themselves.

Finally, while anxiety is a standalone condition, it doesn’t create itself.  Often you have other issues in your life that can cause you some anxiety or contribute to the severity of your anxiety symptoms. Acupuncture should help with those as well. For example, you may find that you become more anxious or on edge after you feel like your heartbeat has increased. Acupuncture could then help.