• Anxiety

  • Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a big exam, or a business presentation. There’s also a connection between insomnia and anxiety. Usually they go hand in hand.

    Acupuncture for anxiety can reduce physical symptoms such as tightness in the chest, rapid heartbeat and breathing, digestive disturbance, headache and insomnia. It can also reduce the mental/emotional symptoms and instill a feeling of calm and peace. Patients using anti-anxiety medications are often able to reduce their dosage while achieving greater effectiveness.

    Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a safe and effective way to relieve anxiety with both immediate and long-lasting results.

    On your first visit, we will ask you a set of questions about the quality and characteristics of your anxiety. It will be helpful for you to pay attention to your anxiety triggers, sleep patterns, energy levels in the morning and at night, and any other physical and emotional symptoms you may experience regularly. These symptoms help us to gather a collective picture by which we would be able to diagnose and treat the particular nature of your anxiety.

    Usually patients feel immediate relief of any acute symptoms. Whether you are having panic attacks or experience general anxiety, your symptoms will decrease in quality, severity and frequency.

    At Irvine acupuncture we use acupuncture, herbs and tapping therapy to treat wide array of anxiety disorders. Patients usually have lower anxiety levels after 3-6 treatments.