The change of season is beautiful, but when anxiety gets overwhelming, acupuncture is a great autumn friend!
Anxiety is a very common issue. In the United States, anxiety disorders affect about 40 million adults — women twice more than men.
Some stress is normal in life. But when the levels get too high, anxiety can cause such distress that it interferes with someone’s ability to lead a normal life. Distress can disturb the body’s internal balance, leading to physical symptoms such as headaches, an upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, sexual dysfunction, and difficulty sleeping. Emotional problems can also result from distress.
There is no reason to suffer from anxiety any longer.
Acupuncture is a powerful treatment for relieving anxiety. It is highly effective in treating emotional problems, and it also addresses the physical realm, relieving the headaches, upset stomach, muscle aches, insomnia, and irritability that anxiety and stress can cause.
Treatment for anxiety varies from person to person, as there is no “one size fits all” type of treatment, as different people have different personalities, different needs, and of course, different symptoms. There are many ways of dealing with anxiety, but acupuncture is an extraordinarily helpful tool. Acupuncture often gives an immediate improvement on the symptoms present, as well as a deeper improvement on the underlying causes.
Acupuncture works well with diet corrections, supplementation, as well as necessary medications.
It is important to make sure that your body is getting adequate Vitamin D, as our bodies aren’t getting as much sun as we have in the previous summer months, and as a result we aren’t producing as much Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is also important for immunity, bone health and heart health, and it helps protect against cancer. Vitamin D supplements may improve seasonal anxiety and depression that worsen during the winter months.
Magnesium is also very helpful — it’s a calming mineral that nourishes the nervous system. Magnesium is also very protective of the heart and arteries; again, this is important if you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks.
Meditation and exercise are also important additions to a healthy approach. It is also important to stay hydrated.
Let acupuncture bring you back into balance, and to enjoy this beautiful season!
If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can help you get relief from anxiety visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.
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