Experiencing anxiety when it comes to certain situations or experiences is a part of life. However, when anxiety persists it can become difficult for individuals to lead their normal day lives.
Both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine work towards helping such individuals regain aspects of their lives back through different courses of treatment. Research has shown that certain forms of psychotherapy as well as medication can help treat anxiety. But now many recommend alternative medicine approaches, such as herbal medicine and acupuncture. Studies have shown that acupuncture helps release serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins—neurotransmitters that help relax your body and allow you to feel better. Often times patients who come in with acute or chronic anxiety report that even after the first treatment they feel slightly better and more at ease. The reason is because the release of the neurotransmitters produces instantaneous effects in the body. With further treatment, often paired with Chinese herbs, our goal is to help patients feel better and more in control.