Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective and safe treatment for a multitude of anxiety disorders.
In many Western schools of thought, anxiety disorders are considered to be dysfunctions in a person’s brain chemistry. An acupuncturist does not view anxiety as a brain dysfunction, but rather as an imbalance in a person’s organ system.
The role of acupuncturist, Jenny Bisset is to investigate the underlying causes of the anxiety by carrying out a thorough diagnostic evaluation in order to determine which organ system has been affected and is out of balance.
The acupuncturist will then seek to restore the imbalance by inserting fine, sterile needles into the points correlating to those organs.
Additionally, acupuncture helps to reduce stress, ultimately encouraging and supporting a greater sense of well-being and balance.
For example, a clinical study conducted in China in 2010, has concluded that acupuncture is a “safe and effective” treatment for mood disorders including depression and severe anxiety, in some cases proving to increase the effectiveness of medication-based treatments.
Additionally a 2009 study, again in China, determined that acupuncture alone could help patients who suffer from anxiety but cannot be chemically treated due to intolerable side-effects of medications.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can effectively treat the following types of anxiety disorders:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Bottom line: Treating your anxiety disorder with acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help you bet your best and get your emotional well-being back into a balanced state.
Jenny is an incredible acupuncturist, but more importantly, she exemplifies everything an excellent practitioner should be. She is extremely knowledgeable, flexible, genuinely caring and compassionate, and offers the best holistic care I’ve experienced.
Jenny is resourceful, and is great about offering advice and recommendations on anything that might help her clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
– Miriam M., Redwood City
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Jenny Bisset, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Zhang (2010). “The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy in depressive disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis”. Journal of Affective Disorders, 124, 1-2, July 2010.
Wen (2009). “Combination of acupuncture and Fluoxentine for depression: A randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial”. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15, 8, August 13, 2009.