A current patient of mine has recently reminded me about the power Chinese medicine can have on our emotional underpinning. I have been seeing this particular person about once a month for the last year. Originally she came in seeking care for chronic neck pain and in talking with her about her overall health she mentioned a problem with anxiety and history of debilitating panic attacks. She was surprised to learn I wanted to help manage her anxiety as well as treat the chronic pain. I am happy to report that at the anniversary of her first visit she describes her anxiety as manageable and she has not had a panic attack since beginning acupuncture treatments. By the way, her neck feels great too!
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are very effective at treating problems of emotional health. Many of our patients are using acupuncture and herbal medicine to help combat stress, ease anxiety and help restore a sense of joy in their lives. It can help resolve not only emotional discomfort, but the physical symptoms surrounding it, such as insomnia, digestive upset, fatigue and chronic pain.