ANXIETY – HOW WE CAN HELP
We live in a time when we are constantly bombarded with information. Our phones are always pinging with notifications from different sources leaving us feeling quite overwhelmed and anxious.
It is an alarming fact that anxiety affects as many as 1 in 6 people in the UK! Anxiety brings along a host of difficult symptoms as well which can include some or all of these:
- Feeling of panic
If you are desperate to overcome any of these symptoms and get over your feelings of anxiety, acupuncture might be for you.
Acupuncture can be used to address the symptoms associated with anxiety by stimulating areas of the brain to create a parasympathetic response. This will then promote the release of endorphins and other biochemical mood stabilisers which are known to relieve anxiety. Acupuncture has also shown much promise in treating more chronic anxiety conditions including PTSD.
Conventionally, anxiety is often treated with such methods as psychotherapy with the prescription of antidepressant medication. The good news is, acupuncture can be used safely in conjunction with these treatments or stand alone treatment.
To offer the best possible treatment, I believe it is important to get an overall view of all your symptoms to be able to treat you effectively, rather than relying on a one-size-fits-all approach.
This is why I have a postgraduate diploma in Hypno-Puncture in conjunction with my acupuncture degree. Hypno-puncture is a combination of acupuncture and hypnosis and by combining the two therapies in one session, we can tap into areas of your mind and use hypnosis or relaxation techniques to better help control the level of anxiety.