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Acupuncture for Anxiety

Chiropractic Care in Naperville for Anxiety 
 
Acupuncture for Anxiety


It is no secret that modern society comes with a lot of stress. Countless people deal with anxiety everyday of their lives and it can seem like there is no end. Given the very real and unhealthy effects of chronic stress and anxiety, finding a healthy way to cope with anxiety is not just a matter of comfort but a matter of wellness. Though it might not be the first thought for some people, acupuncture can be used as a method to help reduce and manage chronic stress. We at DuPage Health and Physical Therapy in Naperville, IL, know a lot about acupuncture and can use this treatment to help you manage the stresses of everyday life.
 
What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an alternative and ancient method of treatment that originated from ancient China thousands of years ago. The ancient Chinese believed that by piercing the body using very thin needles they could manipulate the flow of “energy” in the body to help the patient become healthier. We now know that acupuncture doesn’t tap into the “energy” of the body but can help release endorphins. These endorphins can have a variety of useful effects on the body. One of these effects I helping to reduce and manage anxiety.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

In a way similar to how the ancient Chinese used it, our acupuncturist inserts very thin needles in certain acupuncture points for anxiety reduction. The insertion of these needles is actually not very painful and many acupuncture patient find that the process is relaxing, as it is intended to be. The needles are always clean.

How Do I Know if I Have Anxiety?

It is not a sill question to wonder if you have anxiety or not. Given how stressful modern life is, and given how constant that stress can be, it can be difficult to tell when it is around you all the time. There are a few signs to look out for, however. There are the usual symptoms that you could think of such as feeling nervous or feeling tense. Also having a sense of approaching danger or a general fear of the future. However, you should also look our for if you are having bad sleep, if you are having digestive problems, having trouble concentrating or more.
Once you know you have anxiety, you can begin to take steps to help get it treated so you can give your responsibilities in your life more attention.


The Effects of Anxiety

Anxiety can have a number of harmful effects on the body. Anxiety is a part of the body’s fight or flight response and the body was not designed to be in this state for a long period of time and certainly not all the time. Having chronic stress can cause headaches, sleep problems, weakness and fatigue, problems with digestion, and more. It might also begin to affect your work.
Anxiety can also harm relationships. It can be difficult to care for children or be around a spouse when you are under the effects of stress constantly. It can cause you to lash out at those around you and cause you to say things that you would regret later.
This is why learning to manage anxiety and stress is important. Again, is not just a matter of comfort or convenience but a matter of health and living an overall good life. You owe not just to yourself but to those around you to manage your stress well.


Does Acupuncture Work for Anxiety?

When the needles are placed in the acupuncture points for anxiety, it sends a signal through the body to trigger the release of the endorphins which can have a number of positive effects. As it turns out, stress management is only one of many. It can also help with depression, insomnia, headaches and migraines, and many other types of conditions that could harm your overall wellness.
Acupuncture can also help with pain relief and pain management when it comes to recovery from an injury. If you have been injured in an auto accident, for example, acupuncture can help you get relief from the whiplash you got form it. Acupuncture may also help with other types of joint pain, neck pain, lower back pain, knee pain, and more.


What Acupuncture Avoids

Sometimes, stress can cause people to turn to unhealthy habits to cope, such as over drinking or over eating. While finding stress relief methods is not the challenge, finding healthy ones is. Acupuncture as a part of chiropractic care can help you get relief from your anxiety without resorting to addictive pain killers or other unhealthy coping habits. It is an all-natural way to help you deal with the chronic stress of the modern world that might seem unavoidable.
While getting acupuncture at our office, a chiropractor on our team may also be able to recommend other options to help you on your path to wellness. This is a part of the holistic principle that our chiropractors follow where we seek the o
verall wellness of our patients and not just to treat their symptoms.

Are There Risk Associated with Acupuncture?

Though there are some side effects associated with acupuncture, if you a licensed and train practitioner, such as a chiropractor on our team, these complications can be largely avoided. One potential side effect is soreness or bruising after the session though the soreness usually goes away after a few hours. The most serious side effect is the potential for infection which is why it can be important that you have a trained professional perform the acupuncture. A chiropractor on our team will ensure that every needle is clean and sterile before use, so you do not have to worry.

Get Acupuncture for Anxiety from a Naperville Licensed Acupuncturist on our Team

Does acupuncture work for anxiety? With this treatment option, you can get natural, healthy, and non-addictive relief for your chronic stress and anxiety. Your mental health and wellbeing is important not just for your own sake but for all those who rely on you. Get acupuncture for anxiety with us at DuPage Health and Physical Therapy in Naperville, IL. We are here to help you achieve your wellness goals. Call us at (331) 401-5900 for acupuncture and chiropractic care.
 

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