The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body to restore balance and promote circulation, which is very effective in treating our modern health problems. It is widely used as a natural way to relieve all types of pain including back pain, neck pain and headaches, and to treat many other health problems that you may have. Many people are also successfully using acupuncture for anxiety as a drug-free alternative to treat mental and emotional ailments. If you’re curious about how acupuncture can improve your health & wellness, here are some benefits to consider.
3 Benefits of Acupuncture for Anxiety & Emotional Health
1. Boosts Endorphins
The gentle treatment of specific energetic points on the body effects your nervous system and the biochemicals that are produced. Doing so increases mood-boosting endorphins that lead to a happier outlook, reduced pain, and promote the body’s natural self-healing abilities.
2. Promotes Relaxation
Your body makes hormones like serotonin, and regulates cortisol, so that stress is reduced and you feel a general sense of well-being and happiness. Acupuncture triggers your system, so it produces more of the feel-good biochemicals. This results in you leaving a treatment session feeling relaxed and less anxious.
3. Curbs Stress
Studies have found that acupuncture for anxiety, stress, and depression can yield powerful results. In Chinese medicine, when there is free flow of energy, blood and fluids, your system can function in a healthy way...mind and body. However, stress creates blockages that constrict the free flow. The result are those feelings of irritability, anger, stress and anxiety. Neck and back pain and other muscle tensions are also heightened. Acupuncture relaxes you so that you are more able to control your emotions. Patients reassert their emotional power and conquer negative thoughts and feelings. Over time, you will find that you are able handle daily stresses in a calmer way.
Cindy E. Levitz Lic. Acupuncturist has been serving patients throughout New York City, including Murray Hill, Gramercy Park and Midtown South, since 1996. If you’re ready to explore acupuncture for anxiety or to improve your emotional health, she’ll create a customized approach to address your specific concerns. Call today at (212) 924-8034 to schedule a complimentary consultation appointment. For more information on how this method can curb back pain, headaches, and sports injuries without the use of medication or invasive surgery; call or visit her online.