Anxiety and the Holidays

It is such a beautiful time of the year yet so many people deal with holiday stress and even anxiety. This can result from setting too high expectations and demands on yourself. Other reasons can be dealing with the loss of a loved one or even being estranged from family who live afar. There is treatment with Eastern Medicine to assist with the complexities of holiday blues and help reenergize both your mind and body.

Acupuncture for centuries has benefited mental health and current data now reveals it is a wonderful adjunct to many mental health issues. The main issues treated at this time tend to be stress, anxiety, and depression. Eastern Medicine helps regulate the body to properly handle stress. This occurs by calming the nervous system, releasing endorphins, communicating with the limbic system of the brain, and regulating hormones through this process. By regulating these internal imbalances, the body and mind are both better equipped to handle various factors which may contribute to mental health disorders.

Over the long history of acupuncture use, it has been shown to benefit:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Attack Prevention
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Many people tend to seek Eastern Medicine when they have experienced treatment resistant depression and other issues. One of the major known courses of action with holistic treatments is the ability to help release endorphins. These “coping” chemicals released by the brain specifically improve mood. Therefore, many positive emotions are released by the production of these vital-emotion hormones. Energy flow is then restored and symptoms of anxiety and melancholy can be relieved.

The body has a beautifully, natural way of regulating itself once guided. There is a natural balance and order of things which takes place when mind and body are in harmony. Call today to begin your journey to optimal health. 772-353-1397