Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety and stress are common in many people’s lives, it is widely accepted that it is a normal part of modern day life.  Acupuncture can really benefit patients by inducing a feeling of deep relaxation and a feeling of wellbeing.  This can therefore benefit patients suffering stress symptoms which can manifest in poor sleep, fatigue and often lead to depression.

 

Further reading

A Chen. An introduction to sequential electric acupuncture (SEA) in the treatment of stress related physical and mental disorders.  Acupuncture & electro-therapeutics research, 1991 – europepmc.org

Y Mukaino, J Park, A White, E Ernst. The effectiveness of acupuncture for depression–a systematic review of randomised controlled trials.  Acupuncture in Medicine, 2005 – aim.bmj.com

Leong, RJ. Chernow, B. The effects of acupuncture on operative pain and the hormonal responses to stress. International anesthesiology clinics, 1988 – journals.www.com

Rosted, P. Bundgaard, M. Gordon, S… Acupuncture in the management of anxiety related to dental treatment: a case series.  Acupuncture in …, 2010 – aim.bmj.com

Van der Watt, G. J Laugharn. Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Current Opinion in…. 2008 – journals.lww.com

Wang, SM. Kain, ZN. Auricular Acupuncture: A Potential Treatment for Anxiety. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2001 – journals.lww.com