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Acupuncture treatments for stress and anxiety Anxiety is a general feeling of being worried. Everyone experiences anxiety once in a while. People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), however, feel anxious often or feel very anxious, not necessarily because of a situation. For them, anxiety interferes with their daily lives.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of anxiety may include:

  • Muscle tension, trembling
  • Feeling restless or on edge
  • Fast heartbeat, tachycardia
  • Fast or troubled breathing, dyspnea
  • Stomach upset
  • Having a hard time concentrating
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

There are many different protocols to treat/manage anxiety which include:

Drug therapies: Which are fast acting and effective, but also habit forming with side effects and should be used only for short term treatment.

Exercise: studies have shown that intense exercise appear to lower stress and anxiety

Nutrition: Although there is no diet to relieve anxiety, eating healthy meals keeps your body well-nourished and strong. Avoid caffeine because it can make you feel restless. Avoid alcohol and nicotine as well. Eat more fresh vegetables, whole grains, and fruits. Keep your blood sugar steady by eating frequent small meals that contain protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats.

Herbs: Studies have shown that herbs can be effective in treating stress and anxiety, however if not taken correctly, herbs can have side effects and negative interactions with medication. It is highly recommended not to self-prescribe and to consult an herbalist for proper treatment.


 
   
 

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