Stress and anxiety affects everyone to varying degrees and in various ways. For some people, exercising or listening to music can help them to overcome negative feelings, while others may require medication. For those who have been diagnosed with anxiety or clinical depression, it’s something they live with every day – but it can be managed with appropriate treatment.
At Golden Health Acupuncture, we offer acupuncture for depression and stress in Melbourne as a natural means of minimising stress, anxiety and low moods. We recommend using acupuncture for anxiety in conjunction with medication and therapy (if required), as one should not be a substitute for the other.
According to practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, everyone has an energy force within them called Qi. A person’s Qi monitors their overall body health, moving through the entire body. When unexpected incidents like illness or injury interrupt the natural Qi flow, further health issues arise. By placing acupuncture needles at specific points in the body, the body’s Qi balance is reinstated. In relation specifically to acupuncture for stress and anxiety, the insertion of the needles, often just half a millimetre away from a nerve, can inhibit the production of hormones that cause stress and depression.
Common acupuncture points our Melbourne acupuncture clinic uses for anxiety include:
One of the biggest benefits of acupuncture for anxiety is that it’s a drug-free treatment. Many people who suffer from anxiety or depression prefer to not rely on medication due to the side effects they cause, such as nausea, fatigue and loss of sexual desire. The use of acupuncture for anxiety and depression, in conjunction with therapy and medication, can help them to find a balance that doesn’t require them to be as heavily medicated.
If you’d like further information on Chinese medicine and acupuncture points for anxiety, make an appointment with Farzaneh Ghaffari. Farzaneh has been practising acupuncture for over 10 years and has gained valuable experience with different cultures in locations such as China and Europe.