I treat a lot of people with anxiety. It's a common problem seen in today's non-stop world.
Acupuncture is very effective at reducing anxiety. It helps to calm the mind and aid sleep.
In Chinese medicine, anxiety can be caused by a physical weakness, such as a lack of blood or from over use of the mind.
With social media and the internet, people's minds are more over used than ever before. When we go to the gym and exercise a muscle, we do so to make it bigger. Anxiety can be caused by the mind being over used so it's large, like a muscle on steroids. This makes it hard to switch off, causing perpetual anxiety and over-thinking.
We need to make the mind smaller, not bigger like a muscle, so it stays fresh and agile for problem solving. Over use will weaken the body, like a loop of thoughts that never stops and uses up a lot of energy.
Acupuncture For Anxiety in Wokingham, Berkshire
Acupuncture acts to cut this loop, allowing the mind time to rest and reduce in size. Other activities such as mindfulness or meditation can also be used to help the effects of acupuncture and reduce the size of the mind.
For more info on the benefits of acupuncture for anxiety and research showing it works, click here.