Acupuncture can be very beneficial in treating anxiety and depression. This can be done with out medications. It does this by restoring the balance of Qi, which effects the bodies overall health. The movement and balancing of Qi , causes the persons nervous system to produce endorphins and other pain killing chemicals. It also stimulates part of the brain that controls emotions, including depression and anxiety.
A study published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies,
I wanted to share a case study from my Coastal Acupuncture Mt Pleasant practice regarding a patient who came to see me for irritable bowel syndrome. In case this is a new term to you, IBS is a very uncomfortable bowel condition that typically involves alternating diarrhea and constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, gas and/or various food intolerances.
This patient [I will call her Linda] came to see me with all of these symptoms and had given up hope that there was a solution.
It’s commonly said that 80% of our chronic health concerns are caused by stress. The question I have for you is, what causes your stress? Given the fact that stress is such an important factor in the creation of imbalance and disease within the body, we need to be able to answer this question in order to really get to the root problem and heal at a deeper, long-term level.
Western medicine excels at the treatment of acute and severe health conditions.