Anxiety is very common and is something many patients deal with daily. Anxiety can be a constant or temporary in one’s life. Although there is medication that can be a benefit to anxiety, there are also natural treatments that can aid in relief from anxiety.
Acupuncture is a natural treatment that consists of using thin needles being placed in very specific areas or points of your body, and when doing so, helps stimulate a specific nerve. When this is done, nerves send signals to the brain, which then the brain releases neural signals and hormones that help stimulate that specific nerve and area.
Acupuncture can relieve and treat many different health conditions and diagnoses such as:
- Chronic pain in the neck
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic headaches
- Sciatica nerve pain
- Weight loss
This holistic treatment can help in providing relief from anxiety. Acupuncture can help manage anxiety and we recommend finding an experienced licensed acupuncturist. This treatment is immediate relief as the thin acupuncture needles are placed within the nerves, which then sends an immediate signal to the brain. The reinforcement signals that cause anxiety and reduced and this treatment is shown to be helpful when treating this health issue along with many others.
This treatment is beneficial and can be done along with a stress-reducing massage, which will help your body release stress and tension that is caused by having anxiety. Without the use of medicine and substances, acupuncture treatments are becoming a much needed and wanted treatment for those who prefer the natural or more holistic route for treating pain or seeking relaxation in their body.
Acupuncture helps regulate neurohormones, which contribute to mood change, allowing your body to heal itself by lowering the amount of these specific neurohormones. When proper hormones like noradrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine to list a few, are released, your mood will be enhanced, and your stress levels are reduced. Once hormones become more regulated and reduced, your body with having a reduction in stress and pain that contributes to discomfort. Your parasympathetic nervous system will be activated and will contribute to relaxation.
When working with a registered acupuncturist, they can recommend the treatments from which you would benefit. This will assure that the professional and trained acupuncturist has your health in their best interest and will work on a treatment plan for you if necessary. Acupuncture being natural is safe and can be done frequently based on what treatments are needed and what goals you would like to reach. Some professionals may also suggest adding friction, heat, pressure, or electromagnetic energy impulses that can help with anxiety relief.
We always encourage our clients to do their due diligence when searching for a registered acupuncturist. We ensure that our registered acupuncturists are trained and have the knowledge to provide this treatment as it is crucial to understand how each nerve works, and the complexity of the nerve networks within the body. By being well trained and educated in this treatment technique, the professional will make sure the treatment is safe. Typically, there is no pain when getting this treatment, as acupuncture needles are extremely thin, so if that is a reason you fear this treatment, have comfort in knowing that the needles are quite thin, and professionals know how to insert them with little to no pain.
If you are in Forrest Hill to Downtown Toronto, check with us, we have the best and most knowledgeable, and compassionate, professionals that can provide you with this treatment. Call or message us today to schedule your first treatment for instant anxiety relief.