Very often stress, anxiety or traumatic events from our past become stronger than us and overtake control of our daily existence and our lives in general. Its burden becomes so overwhelming that we look for some relieve in recreational drugs and pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, those routes do not provide a solution. They vaguely mask the symptoms but they do not address the root of the problem and as time is passing by we need greater dosages to stay afloat. As we increase intake of those drugs, our general health starts to decline. Our liver, kidneys are overloaded with chemicals and their ability to eliminate toxins start to decline. As the result, we get sicker and sicker – some unexplainable aches and pains appear from nowhere; we become more prone to seasonal flu and colds, our joints become stiff. All of that causes more miserly, stress, anxiety and depression – closing the circle. However, there is a SOLUTION to this darkness: ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBAL MEDICINE
Acupuncture and Stress
Stress has negative impacts on the immune system, aging, mood, inflammation, and pain. Acupuncture has been shown to affect all of the above. Recent acupuncture and neuroimaging studies have confirmed that acupuncture can affect the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Indeed, acupuncture brain-imaging research reveals central nervous system (CNS) involvement of areas suggestive of a shift in the ANS balance.
Acupuncture and Anxiety
There have been several studies done about the effects of acupuncture on anxiety. These studies have focused mostly on generalized anxiety disorder and suggest that acupuncture is helpful in treating general anxiety.
One study from 2015, for example, found that acupuncture improved symptoms in people with anxiety that didn’t respond to other treatments, including psychotherapy and medication. Participants received ten 30-minute sessions of acupuncture over the course of 12 weeks. They experienced a significant reduction in their anxiety, even 10 weeks after treatment.