For people struggling with anxiety, acupuncture can be a game-changer.

In one study, researchers found that just eight weeks of acupuncture treatments significantly reduced symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder.

Acupuncture can help relieve anxiety symptoms by:

  • Reducing stress hormones like cortisol
  • Increasing levels of serotonin (the happy hormone)
  • Regulating the autonomic nervous system
  • Calming the mind and promoting relaxation

Acupuncture has become an excellent alternative for people dealing with anxiety and depression. It has been used for centuries as a traditional Chinese medicine to treat various ailments. 

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Treat Anxiety with acupuncture

Holistic therapy with acupuncture is not a cure-all, but when it’s part of an integrative approach to making the entire body well, it can help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety.


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