Anxiety and Acupuncture
Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).
These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. You may avoid places or situations to prevent these feelings. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood.
Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. You can have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.
Common anxiety signs and symptoms include:
- Feeling nervous, restless or tense
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- Having an increased heart rate
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
- Feeling weak or tired
- Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
- Having trouble sleeping
- Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
- Having difficulty controlling worry
- Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety
- pian eg neck shoulder and back
Traditional five element acupuncture can help with many kinds of anxiety, whether the anxiety is caused by external or/ and internal stimulus. Acupuncture helps to restore your body mind and spirit to a better state of wellbeing. We are all different and respond to situations in variable ways. The beauty of acupuncture is that we treat the person and how each responds to the world around us.
Traditional five element acupuncture is here to help you find your way through your anxiety and worries, contact Hannah on ;-https://www.southwellacupuncture.co.uk/contact/