Acupuncture for Anxiety

Charlotte Mental Health ServicesAnxiety can be a chronic problem for many people. The effects can be fairly mild or they can be life-altering and debilitating. Combining traditional treatments and alternative therapies has become increasingly popular for the treatment of mental health issues. Alternative therapies can include treatments like aromatherapy, equestrian therapy, and acupuncture.

At Legacy Freedom, we utilize alternative therapies along with conventional treatments to help our patients manage their mental illnesses. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the mental illness. Our holistic approach gives our clients access to traditional talk therapy, dieticians, life coaches and alternative therapies. By providing comprehensive care, we help our clients heal mind, body, and spirit. Our wide variety of non-traditional therapy offerings includes equestrian therapy, adventure therapy, yoga and much more. So call us today if you're searching for the best Charlotte mental health services.

People who suffer from anxiety will go to great lengths to find relief for their condition and its symptoms. Alternative or holistic treatments for anxiety have grown in popularity since the mid-2000’s. Many anxiety sufferers have reported finding some relief through acupuncture. More and more people are leaning towards alternative therapies because they often produce few or no side effects. When coupled with traditional talk therapy and group therapy, non-traditional therapies have been shown to improve patient's overall care experience and increase their willingness to continue treatments.

How does acupuncture work?

The ancient Chinese medicine books describe acupuncture as a way to balance the body's Qi. Qi is the internal energy force that exists inside all of us. Keeping your Qi balanced keeps your mind, body, and spirit working together to keep the body's overall health regulated.

During acupuncture, a tiny needle is inserted into a specific point on your body that corresponds to the area being treated. This needle is used to stimulate the acupoints in your body to provide relief from a variety of ailments, including pain and anxiety. Acupuncture releases the blocked Qi and allows the body to begin to heal. Your acupuncturist will determine the best course of treatment for you. Some people experience relief after their first session, for others it takes longer to begin to feel positive results. The frequency of treatment will be determined by your acupuncturist depending upon the severity of the issues which are being treated.

But how will this specifically help your anxiety?

Anxiety is a complex disorder. It affects each person differently so treatment needs to be designed for the individual. Your acupuncturist will be able to tailor your sessions to address particular issues, like anxiety, chronic pain, mood swings or headaches. As you work with your acupuncturist more frequently, these treatments will become more effective and can even branch out to treating other physical issues.

One of the most common aversions to acupuncture for people is the use of needles. In reality, the needles used are very thin, and most people find that there is little to no significant discomfort during acupuncture treatments. When coupled with traditional talk therapy, yoga, or meditation, acupuncture can have great results for those who have anxiety disorders.

We invite you to explore our other non-traditional treatment options and learn more about what Legacy's holistic treatment approach to mental health is all about. Whether you struggle with anxiety or are concerned about a friend or loved one, Legacy Freedom is here to help.

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Your mental health and well-being are important to so many. That's why our team of intake counselors, therapists and clinicians are ready to help you make the changes in your life that will allow you to have the stability and clarity that you desire.

The path to healing and managing your mental healthcare begins with making the decision to get treatment. We are ready and waiting to help you begin to live your best life. Give Legacy Freedom a call today to learn more about our Charlotte mental health services.

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