Acupuncture As Treatment For Anxiety

| July 22, 2010 | 1 Comment | 281 views

Acupuncture is a very old healing system originating from China. Contrary to popular belief this is system is based upon solid scientific premises. It says that the human body has certain nodal points just under the skin, which when stimulated regulate the function of various organs and systems of our body. Accordingly, whenever there is a problem that manifests itself in the form of a disease or disorder, these nodal points are pinpricked to bring back the balance in the body.

At the first glance, acupuncture can be very intimidating and traumatic. There are few people who would really welcome the idea of having needles prick them at various points in the body. However, there are two points you need to have clear when you are considering this treatment: (i) acupuncture is said to be very effective, and (ii) the needles hardly penetrate the tip of your skin because the nodal points are just under the skin - hence, no pain or discomfort is experienced at any point of time.

Acupuncture treatment is administered by a professional who is licensed to do so. When you choose yours, pay close attention to their experience and word-of-mouth feedback. These two factors would be able to give you the true picture about professional in question.  You also need to ensure that the needles are sterilized; you can insist of having this done in front of you to be sure. The risk of AIDS and similar incurable diseases that can be transmitted through infected needles is too large to take a chance on this matter. This is one reason why many people chose to replace acupuncture with acupressure; this method works on the same principles with the exception that it does not require perforation of your skin with needle as it works with the help of pressure - hence, the name acupressure.

The treatment involves a few sittings whereby the acupuncturist would apply needles into those points on your body that promote relaxation and release of pain. Inflammation is often associated with stress and pain, which in turn acts as a trigger to anxiety. Acupuncture also aims at reducing inflammation and pain, which often go hand-in-hand with stress, anxiety attacks and depression.  The changes are not instantaneous; it would take a month or so with a few sessions per week until you see a marked amelioration of your condition. But testimonies have proved that the system works well.

The evidence shows that some people are greatly benefited by this treatment and some are not. The one factor on which the success of this treatment depends greatly is the proficiency of the acupuncturist. It depends upon the depth of their knowledge in this field, their experience and their ability to diagnose your problem correctly. It is very much similar to traditional doctors - some are excellent and have you on your way to recovery in no time, while some are slower in identifying the right diagnosis or worse, give you a wrong one. This is why it is very important that you choose your acupuncturist carefully. With the right professional, this treatment would not only free you from anxiety, but also improve your overall health.

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  1. george gomes says:

    It will be nice if you could post the acupunture points to treat each problem and why the selection.
    Thanks,
    Geo

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