Acupuncture for Anxiety and Stress

Acupuncture is ideal for treating anxiety because of its ability to relax the central nervous system and balance hormones. Anxiety and stress are often the result of an overactive sympathetic nervous system.  At Friends & Family Acupuncture, clients who undergo regular treatment consistently report feeling more relaxed and having improved coping skills, even in situations that would normally have triggered anxiety.

Our Approach

As with any ailment, our approach to treating anxiety and stress is to determine the root cause. During your first visit, we learn about your health history, including information about surgeries, medications, trauma, accidents, etc. Next, we learn about how your anxiety manifests itself, whether that means a racing heart, sweating, insomnia, migraines, changes in appetite, foggy headiness and other forms.

Depending on the root cause and manifestations, treatment may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Cupping
  • Moxibustion

Treatments induce a deep state of relaxation that strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system, improving sleep, appetite and response to stress.

Feel free to contact us to learn more about our approach, treatments or success rate. Or feel free to schedule your first appointment.