Learn how acupuncture can help with Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Dealing with anxiety the smart way

If you suffer from low energy levels, upset stomachs and IBS, headaches, chest pains, and a rapid heartbeat, you may be suffering from stress or anxiety. However, stress is short-term, whereas anxiety is a long-term condition. While there are several anxiety disorders, the symptoms are common, and include:

  • Panic

  • Problems with sleeping

  • Unable to remain calm and still

  • Cold, sweaty, numb, or tingling hands and/or feet

  • Breathlessness

  • Heart palpitations

  • Nausea

  • Dizziness

  • Tenseness in muscles

References

Spence, D.W., Kayumov, L., Chen, A. et al (2004). Acupuncture Increases Nocturnal Melatonin Secretion and Reduces Insomnia and Anxiety: A Preliminary Report. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 16(1), 19-28.

Kim, Y.D., Heo, I., Shin, B.C. et al (2013). Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Prospective Clinical Trials. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine [online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/615857