These Are Anxious Times
The holidays are nearing, and interest rates are rising. We find ourselves venturing into some fast-paced, chaotic waters. Trying to keep our anxiety in check can be rather daunting, especially as our plate fills with responsibilities and financial stressors.
Although anxiety is a natural response and sometimes appropriate, allowing it to go into overload can be detrimental to one’s physical and emotional health. And while the pharmaceutical industry offers chemical avenues of relief, there are also natural and effective alternatives for managing undue stress and anxiety.
Extensive reports in medical literature point to acupuncture and acupressure as an effective means of helping to shed excess stress and prevent anxiety from getting out of control. It is suggested that certain treatments designed to target specific points along the body help to ease the symptoms and, ultimately, the effects of stress and subsequent anxiety when they are part of a treatment regimen.
A recent review also touched on how certain methods of acupuncture, such as auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture), may help increase the effectiveness of anti-anxiety medications while also reducing side effects.
Integrative approaches to health care can have dramatic results in terms of achieving a better quality of life for yourself and, in turn, those around you. Should you find yourself struggling anxiety or excessive stress, consult your primary care physician about your treatment options. Ask about integrating alternative medical techniques such as acupuncture into your overall wellness plan.
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