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Don’t Panic (at the Disco or Anywhere Else)! Acupuncture Helps with Panic Attacks!

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Acupuncture Helps with Panic Attacks

Panic attacks can be terrifying to deal with. The symptoms of a panic attack can include a rapidly pounding heart, paralyzing anxiety, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest tightness, shaking, sweating, and hot flashes.

There are many theories as to why we suffer from panic attacks. Not all panic attacks are caused by anxiety (and vice versa). Some of the usual suspects are hereditary causes, illness, stress, a major life transition, and medications (especially those that increase activity in the brain related to fear reactions).  There is help! Unlike most medications, acupuncture addresses the root cause so the anxiety can cease.

Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment for panic attacks and anxiety. Acupuncture has been dated back as far as 5000 BC. in ancient China and it is one of the most tried and tested therapies in the world, and is one of the oldest forms of holistic treatment, too.

Acupuncture offers a number of strategies to help relieve your panic attacks. Treatment for anxiety in general varies from person to person, as there is no “one size fits all” type of treatment — different people have different personalities, different needs, and of course, different symptoms.  The first line of defense in treating your panic attacks, is to calm your mind, relieve your anxiety, and minimize your stress. Acupuncture is very successful strategy for your panic attacks, and research has documented the positive effects acupuncture has on brain chemistry. This effect accounts for the relaxing and calming sensation patients feel both during and after their treatments.

Acupuncture also addresses your panic attacks by nourishing, restoring, and balancing, and helping the body to handle stress and adapt to change. Stress is very common, it is part of our struggle to deal with situations where we want or don’t want certain things to happen.  We can feel sadness when change happens, and fear as well when the new changes arrive. Change is a guaranteed thing, so it seems some stress is also. Acupuncture works not only for panic attacks, but also for stress, anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue.

Acupuncture works well with diet corrections, supplementation, as well as necessary medications. Meditation and exercise are often important additions to a healthy approach.  Also…be sure not to get dehydrated. Breathing exercises are also very helpful. Brisk walking or another form of exercise is very beneficial to those suffering from anxiety. Many people find yoga, tai qi or qiqong to be very helpful, as they are excellent forms of mind-body exercise that can improve the ability to control both anxiety and depression. Practicing these arts in conjunction with regular acupuncture treatments help provide the foundation for positive change.

Acupuncture treatments are gentle, painless, and relaxing. Lots of relief from even the first treatment!

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When Being Tired Just Doesn’t Stop — Acupuncture Helps with Fatigue!

Beat Fatigue with Acupuncture

Beat Fatigue with Acupuncture

Here’s an impressive statistic — over half of the American population is estimated to experience chronic or generalized fatigue. Chances are you might be one of them. The most common causes? Stress, insomnia and depression, although issues within the cardiovascular, endocrine, and digestive body systems may also be the cause of fatigue.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disease characterized by prolonged fatigue accompanied by a combination of other symptoms, including cognitive impairment, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, and sleep disturbances. The cause remains unknown.

There is no defined therapy or standard treatment for fatigue. Associated with depression, antidepressant medications are often prescribed for fatigue symptoms, which can cause considerable side effects. Traditional therapies emphasize reduced stress, prevention of overexertion, stretching techniques (like yoga or tai chi), changes in diet, and nutritional supplements. But often the results aren’t enough.

Acupuncture is a wonderful complementary therapy for patients with CFS. A thorough history, and an individual approach in the choice of point sites will usually give immediate positive results. Spleen and Kidney energetic systems are considered, as well as abdomen and upper back point sites, as chronic fatigue syndrome involves kidney-adrenal exhaustion, spleen-stomach digestion deficiency, liver stagnation and blockage — in other words,  over-taxation of one’s vital energy resources.

Acupuncture works to resolve those issues, and corrects any imbalances. Acupuncture analysis includes an examination of the tongue, as well as checking the pulses. Improving the diet is always a good idea, including organic foods supplemented with digestive enzymes and many patients find that a gluten-free, low inflammatory diet assists as well. Meditation and gentle exercise is also helpful, but patients feel a more immediate, energy-boosting change with acupuncture. Among the most noticeable benefits of acupuncture for CFS include less pain, better sleep, relaxation, an enhanced immune system, and better overall health!

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Anxious? Acupuncture!

Anxiety is a mental state accompanied by number of unpleasant mental sensations, such as apprehension, fear, and worry. It is most often associated with a future (or sometimes current) event or series of events, and in many instances these are totally irrational assumptions of what is happening or will happen. Physical symptoms of anxiety range from a general uneasiness to severe reactions, such as chest pains, shortness of breath and diminished mental capabilities.

Although anxiety occurs when certain neurons react to external stimuli, there are some physical symptoms that often occur when experiencing anxiety. These include sweating, nausea, heart palpitations and panic attacks, though not all panic attacks are caused by anxiety (and vice versa). Treatment for anxiety varies from person to person, as there is no “one size fits all” type of treatment.

Acupuncture often gives an immediate improvement on the symptoms present, as well as a deeper improvement on the underlying causes. The energetic systems involved will vary for each individual, and may include liver, kidney, heart, lung, or spleen energetics. These systems have a yang counterpart, so to speak, and point sites will be found along the various meridian pathways anywhere on the body! The reasoning involved is unique to acupuncture theory and practice, and good results are the common result. Immediate relief, and deeper clearing of underlying causes can be anticipated.

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Acupuncture Can Relieve Anxiety

 Acupuncture works well with diet corrections, supplementation, as well as necessary medications. Meditation and exercise are often important additions to a healthy approach. What are your meditation techniques like? Have you tried yoga or qiqong? Or tai qi? A walk is a good thing. Be sure not to be dehydrated. Breathing exercises are also helpful. Ask about these.