Stress & Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety

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Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States, making it the most common mental illness. The causes for anxiety disorders range from genetics and personality to life circumstances and hormones.

Anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Major Depressive Disorder

Although anxiety and depression are not the same conditions, many people who experience one will also experience the other. And though many people turn to various medications and antidepressants for relief, are those drugs really addressing the underlying problem? Are they perhaps causing different problems even as they treat anxiety?

Woman stressed out working on laptop with children playing in the background.
Dr. Garrison of Carolina Family Acupuncture performing cupping on a female client.

How Does Acupuncture Work for Stress & Anxiety?

Acupuncture as a treatment for anxiety, depression, and stress has gained ground in recent years For some people, acupuncture can eventually help them go off of their anxiety medication or even make their medication work more effectively.

Anxiety, depression, and even stress can be traced to an imbalance in a person’s organs. Acupuncture points for depression and anxiety can help bring the body back to homeostasis (balance) so that the body as a whole can function well and heal itself.

Medical Research

Don’t let anxiety, stress, and depression keep you from loving your life.