Introduction of Stress and Anxiety:
Anxiety disorder is a psychiatric disorder that is most commonly encountered accompanying depression in primary health care system. Anxiety disorder is directly, or indirectly, related to acute and/or chronic stress. Some studies have shown that anxiety disorders lead to other mental, physical disorders and psycho-social impairment. The cause of anxiety depends on various factors such as individual personality characteristics, and the surrounding social environment. These days anxiety is related to stress and is consider as somatic disorder. It is type of condition which is strongly benefited from body and mind medicine such as Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, yoga and meditation. These medicines emphasis the connection between body and mind.
Person with anxiety disorders have higher psychological issues rather than physiological issues. Acupuncture is now widely used in anxiety issues due to its strong effect. Some clinical studies provide evidence for the use of acupuncture in the treatment of anxiety. (Journal List Medicine (Baltimore) v.97 (14); 2018 AprPMC5902264).
The benefit Acupuncture in Anxiety:
In day to day our body and mind operate through sympathetic nervous system, which keep us in fight or flight mode all the time. It provides us safety mechanism and keeps us safe, but constantly activated result in Anxiety. So, the main advantage of having Acupuncture is to bring the body and mind back to normal in state of parasympathetic. Acupuncture slows down the racing brain and effect of stressful event does not bother you much. With your Anxiety treatment, Acupuncture can also improve your sleep, energy level, circulation and digestion.
The side effect of Acupuncture in Anxiety:
Some people can feel a little sore after acupuncture, and it could leave a minor bruise. There could be a minute bleeding, but it is not a matter of concern.
The result of Acupuncture in Anxiety:
In case of Anxiety the effect of Acupuncture is constant. Most people feel calmer in first or second session and improvement increase in each session. In order to get long lasting results, it is advised to get Acupuncture treatment on a regular basis.
In the beginning, the consistency of the treatment is very important. It is recommended to have 1 to 3 acupuncture sessions per week initially. As the condition improves, acupuncture session can be fortnightly or monthly.