Feeling anxious is a part of people’s regular lives but when occurring daily, several times a day or is just a constant undercurrent, it can really impact negatively on your life when it stops you from doing things that you love, doing your job well, being sociable, sleeping well or relaxing. You sometimes even know that the thoughts you are having are irrational but you can’t help but feel anxious.
Sometimes, your anxiety can make you feel embarrassed when your face goes bright red, your hands won’t stop shaking, you have large sweat marks on your clothes, you have a tremor in your voice or you just need to leave wherever you are. This should not something that you have to “just deal with”.
Every year, around 14% of Australians experience an anxiety disorder and people seek treatment through psychological therapy or medication. For some people, this will be enough to reduce the anxiety to an acceptable level but for others, it may not be enough or they don’t wish to take medication.
Chinese medicine, through the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, helps to re-balance your nervous system, neurotransmitters and the hormones in your body. We also work at the level of the mind, emotions and spirit – the root causes of your feelings of unease. After a treatment, patients report feeling very relaxed straight away. We will also look at where changes in lifestyle and emotions can be made so the improvements to your well-being can be maintained.