Anxiety and Depression Relief with Acupuncture
While modern life has helped make so many aspects of daily living easier, many people still suffer from emotional distress. Subsequently, anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental/emotional conditions affecting people today. The good news is that acupuncture can provide a natural form of relief from these feelings, helping you return to a happier life.
Previous research has shown that acupuncture can help ease anxiety by acting on areas of the brain known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as promoting relaxation and deactivating the ‘analytical’ brain, which is responsible for anxiety and worry.
The World Health Organization classifies depression as a condition for which acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment.
Most people who get regular acupuncture treatment will tell you that they feel relaxed and peaceful during and after treatment and they also seem to handle the big and small stresses and challenges of life with greater ease.
Regardless of whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or some other emotional difficulty, making changes in your lifestyle can help balance your mind. The mind likes to attach to negative emotions and resists acceptance of new ideas. However, consider beginning a program of exercise to help circulate your own energy and studying a form of meditation to learn how to control and relax your mind. Activities such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Yoga are excellent forms of mind-body exercise that can improve you ability to control both anxiety and depression. Practicing these arts in conjunction with regular acupuncture treatments will provide the foundation for a positive change in your life.