Feelings of anxiety can come from various sources, stress from the recent tax season or maybe the excitement of planning summer travel. Many people suffer from anxiety in some form or another. Some people suffer from mild, manageable symptoms such as sweating, increased heartbeat and some people suffer debilitating symptoms such as immobility or compromised vision.
Acupuncture has been studied for its positive effects on anxiety symptoms.
It has also been shown to reduce elevated heart rates and balance the endocrine system. One of the ways that acupuncture is thought to work is by stimulating the release of endorphins which help to boost mood and reduce pain. Many patients also report significantly improved sleep following an acupuncture treatment.
Along with these acupuncture benefits, doesn’t it just sound nice to slip onto a heated massage table and receive some relaxation along with cupping or bodywork?
Come try acupuncture to relieve anxiety and boost your mood.
Britanie Kessler, LAc. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbal medicine practitioner at Wild Hearts Wellness in Portland, OR.