Acupuncture for Anxiety
Imagine trying to talk to someone, but you get incredibly nervous to the point you feel light-headed, can’t find the words to speak, or experience a panic attack. That’s an example of anxiety. If left untreated, the constant worrying, and nervousness of anxiety can really consume a person’s life. Acupuncture has been shown to be a great treatment for someone trying to battle their anxiety symptoms. If you’re in need of acupuncture in St. James, call Dr. Semente.
What is Anxiety?
According to the American Psychological Association, anxiety is “characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes” (APA). These feelings typically result in anxiety disorders which may lead to overthinking, avoidance of the triggers of the condition, etc. Some anxiety disorders a person may experience are the following:
- Social anxiety – occurs when someone avoids certain social situations due to fear of being uncomfortable, judged, or attracting a lot of attention.
- Panic disorder – occurs when someone has random panic attacks even though nothing seriously alarming has occurred.
- Generalized anxiety disorder – occurs when a person experiences uncontrollable worry surrounding multiple different things for days on end.
For more information regarding acupuncture in St. James’ services for anxiety, visit Dr. Semente’s website.
How Acupuncture Reduces Anxiety
Originating from Chinese Culture, acupuncture is used to re-align a person’s Qi (energy that keeps the body mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy). Given how much we’re expected to do in our daily lives, it’s no shock that all of those actions have an effect on our well-being (Disrupting our Qi). The needles are positioned in locations that are close to the nerves. The point of placing them there is to prevent anxiety by relaxing the body and balancing out the person’s nervous system. Call Dr. Semente’s office to learn more about acupuncture in St James.
What to Expect When Undergoing Acupuncture
Although the idea of putting needles in our body can be quite unsettling, most acupuncture is painless. In fact, the needles are round, not pointy, and are not designed to cause pain. If they do cause pain, the needle may be placed too deep, have too much pressure applied, or be of poor quality. When starting the process of acupuncture, the acupuncturist will ask you why you need the treatment. The purpose of asking is for the acupuncturist to provide the best care possible. Afterward, the acupuncturist will have you lay down and place the needles in the appropriate spot. Then all you have to do is lay there for about 30 minutes and let the needles do all the work.
How can Dr. Semente Help me?
Dr. Semente and his staff are well experienced in helping patients receive the proper treatment suited for their health conditions. Let Dr. Semente help ease your anxiety, and book an acupuncture appointment today!