Why does acupuncture work for anxiety?

Why does acupuncture work for anxiety?

Acupuncture isn’t just for pain, it also works for anxiety and is drug and medication free! Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years for a wide variety of problems and anxiety is a problem that’s been around since the beginning of time. At my clinic I practice acupuncture in Tampa and treat anxiety every single day. In just a few visits we can help to calm your nervous system and quiet anxiety centers in your brain. 

How does acupuncture work for anxiety?

Anxiety happens when our brain and nervous system overreacts to everyday stressors. We’re constantly under stress – back in the day, this would have been a lion chasing us but in today’s world it’s the constant pings on our phones, the endless zoom meetings, and 24/7 connectivity to everything. This puts our brain and nervous system into a state that is hyper alert which is a perfect setup to cause constant anxiety over things beyond our control.

The good news is that acupuncture can help to reset our stress response systems in both our brain and our body. Acupuncture works directly on the nervous system and by choosing the right combination of acupuncture points for you, Dr. Josh Hanson can help to calm the anxiety centers in your brain and help your body to make relaxing chemicals. Over time this literally helps to re-wire how your brain responds to stress giving you a permanent solution to anxiety!

Getting started with acupuncture for anxiety

There’s really nothing to lose when it comes to acupuncture for anxiety. It’s safe, and proven effective. In a study published online in October 2013 in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, students who underwent a 20-minute acupuncture session were found to have less anxiety and better memory immediately afterward than those who didn’t have acupuncture.

So to get started click the book now button below and schedule your first visit for Acupuncture in Tampa, FL. You can always call the office directly at 813-534-0311.

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Dr. Josh Hanson specializes in treating chronic pain and providing fertility support. He has performed 40,000+ procedures over the last 10+ years. Dr. Hanson has a clinic in Tampa, FL where patients travel from all over Florida to receive cutting edge care.

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