Acupuncture for Anxiety - AcuSpa Serves the Greater Orlando Area
Anxiety can manifest in a wide variety of ways, from persistent worrying to other more physical responses such as nausea, insomnia, shortness of breath and panic attacks. It is natural to feel a certain anxiety in response to the stress of daily life or unknown situations. But when anxiety occurs randomly or is persistent something is out of balance. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can restore balance to both the mental and physical symptoms associated with anxiety.
In Oriental Medicine anxiety is not considered a problem with the brain. It is viewed as a disharmony with the inner organs. Oriental Medical theory maintains that organs of the body are associated with specific emotions. When emotions become imbalanced, the health of the organs is jeopardized. From this we can see that anxiety can be linked directly to the health of the organs.
When there is an imbalance with the Lungs, the emotional symptoms are grief, sadness and detachment. A Spleen disorder would manifest as worry, intense focus on one topic and excessive mental work. When the Heart is out of balance we might find a lack of enthusiasm and vitality, mental restlessness, depression, insomnia and despair. A Kidney imbalance may manifest as fearful, insecurity, and weak willpower. Finally, Liver emotional symptoms are anger, resentment, frustration, irritability and bitterness. With anxiety, the organs most commonly implicated are the Heart, Kidney and Spleen, though any of the organs may play a role.
To determine the underlying cause of your anxiety, your acupuncturist will conduct a thorough examination, taking into account many factors including your lifestyle and emotional well being. Once the picture is clear, she can begin to restore balance to the body through acupuncture needles and perhaps Chinese herbs.
Acupuncture for anxiety is used to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with anxiety. Acupuncture helps us achieve balance and control, comfort and focus, and joy in living. We have a lot of potential in our bodies but at times it can be misguided. The needles are very slender. They are about the thickness of two human hairs. Treatments are always carried out with sterile and disposable needles. They are used once and then discarded. All needles are approved by the FDA. Most insertions are just beneath the skin`s surface which enables the skilled acupuncture practitioner to place a needle with little or no sensation. We have great success in helping clients apply acupuncture to help with their anxiety.