If you have ever experienced anxiety or panic attacks, you know how uncomfortable and out of control you feel. At that moment, you may not know the cause. You simply want the feelings to go away. Modern medicine does not look for the cause and simply attempts to eliminate symptoms. The problem with this approach lies in the fact that symptoms are eliminated with a host of chemicals that have adverse effects on other systems of the body, dangerous side effects and some of them are addictive. There is no cure, just a supression of symptoms.
Chinese medicine has a beautiful healing approach to this condition that allows the body to heal itself. Virtually every illness, including anxiety, is an energy imbalance. In Chinese medicine, each organ is represented by a different emotion. The heart emotion is tied to joy, the liver to anger, the spleen to excessive worry, the kidneys to fear, and the lungs to grief and anxiety. A disturbance in the energy of any one of these organs can create an imbalance causing you to become anxious.
During an acupuncture treatment, the practitioner will feel your pulse, look at your tongue, and ask some important questions that will indicate which of these organs is out of balance.
When this is done, points will be chosen that will address the particular organ or organs whose energy is disturbed. Once the needles are placed, you should feel the anxiety start to subside, and in succeeding treatments it will hopefully go away permanently. It is customary to prescribe a Chinese herbal formula that will enhance the treatment and aid in the healing process. These formulas have proved to be effective, safe, and free of drug like side effects for many years.
Keep in mind, that a propensity to anxiety can be genetic, so be patient. Several treatments may be necessary to stop the symptoms completely.