When you’re experiencing high anxiety, it’s like your body goes into overdrive mode.

Your heart might start racing like it’s trying to win a marathon, and you might feel like you can’t catch your breath, almost as if you’ve just run up a bunch of stairs.

Your muscles might tense up, making you feel jittery or on edge, and your stomach might feel like it’s doing somersaults, causing nausea or butterflies.

Essentially, it’s like your body and mind are stuck in a loop of stress, and it can feel really overwhelming and exhausting.

Anxiety is the most common mental emotional imbalance I see in my practice and the symptoms are real. They can take over your life.

Anxiety affects the nervous system

When anxiety takes hold, it triggers a cascade of responses in the nervous system. Your brain, sensing a potential threat, releases stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.

This leads to a heightened state of alertness, your body is gearing up for a fight-or-flight response, even if there’s no actual danger present.

This continuous activation of the nervous system can leave you feeling constantly on edge, exhausted, and unable to relax. Over time, this persistent state of anxiety can take a toll on both your physical and mental health, impacting everything from sleep to digestion and overall well- being.

Most common symptoms associated with anxiety I see in my practice

Alongside the symptoms commonly associated with anxiety, many individuals report significant health consequences from long-term anxiety. Often, people are unaware of the potential impact if left untreated.

Chronic anxiety can contribute to the development or an exacerbation of various health conditions.

Acupuncture can help anxiety

Acupuncture helps balance the nervous system by tapping into the body’s natural energy pathways. When thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body, it’s like opening up channels that allow energy, or what we call Qi in Chinese medicine, to flow smoothly.

This helps to regulate the nervous system, which controls everything from our heart rate to our stress response.

Essentially, acupuncture can calm down an overactive nervous system, reducing feelings of anxiety and promoting relaxation.

It’s like giving your body a gentle nudge to find its natural rhythm again, helping you feel more centered and at ease.

There’s nothing like a good acupuncture to calm the body down and release mental and physical tension.