Acupuncture for Anxiety NYC

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Stress in New York City

How does acupuncture relieve anxiety and stress and increase overall well-being?

Acupuncture encourages your body to heal itself naturally without the use of medications.  It stimulates the body’s own natural chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin to reduce inflammation and pain caused by stress.  It also suppresses inflammatory mediators that provoke inflammation in your body.  The benefit of all this is that acupuncture helps you to relax and does this without the risk of harmful side-effects from medications.  Acupuncture can calm and relax your mind and body from your daily stressors while mitigating the harmful effects of stress.  As a result, incorporating acupuncture into your schedule can help decrease the effects of mental stress such as anxiety and promote overall well-being.

It should also be noted that long-term physical and emotional stress significantly contributes to disease and illness.  Western medicine has confirmed in numerous studies that stress weakens the immune system, accelerates the aging process, and contributes to diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes type II, high blood pressure and obesity.  Furthermore, it is known that stress can be a contributing factor of fatigue, headaches, insomnia, depression, muscle tension, anxiety disorders, emotional problems, weight gain, digestive disturbances and much more.  Therefore, incorporating regular acupuncture sessions into your schedule to either help resolve stress-induced conditions or to maintain health and prevent illness may be one of the best investments you make for your health.

Signs and Symptoms of Stress:

  • Easily angered
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Compromised immune system
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Joint Pain
  • Sleep Problems
  • Weight problems
  • Food cravings

Ways to Combat Stress:

  1. Qi-gong breathing exercises and meditation are a wonderful ways to relieve tension and  increase qi flow throughout the body.  It encourages more oxygen into the body and strengthens the muscles associated with breathing.
  2. Practice yoga- When you practice yoga, you create an awareness of your body and mind connection, freeing your mind of stressful thoughts.
  3. Do one thing at a time- Many of us believe that multi-tasking allows to to get more accomplished faster.  However, if you focus on one task at a time, you get get more done with fewer mistakes.
  4. Begin a hobby- Hobbies require a mindful presence and can break a hectic, stressful routine.  Hobbies encourage you to release pent up energy in a constructive and creative way.

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