Stress & Anxiety

Acupuncturist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Stress & Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Anxiety disorders constitute the largest group of mental disorders and are a leading cause of disability. At Alpha Acupuncture on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City, Qing Yang, L.Ac, uses acupuncture and other holistic therapies to help you effectively manage stress and anxiety. Set up your appointment and find out how acupuncture can help your mental health. Call today or use this website to schedule your visit.

Stress & Anxiety Q&A

How does acupuncture help address stress and anxiety?

The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice of acupuncture stimulates the body’s energy flow to promote balance and overall well-being. 

When it comes to stress and anxiety, acupuncture can help by calming the nervous system, reducing muscle tension, and promoting the release of endorphins – the body's natural stress relievers.

What should I expect during an acupuncture session for stress and anxiety?

Your session begins with a consultation with Qing, who assesses your specific needs and learns about your treatment history. 

When treatment begins, you lie comfortably while Qing inserts very thin needles into specific acupuncture points. The process is generally painless, and you might feel a mild sensation or a sense of relaxation. 

Sessions usually last about 30-60 minutes, and you may need multiple sessions for optimal results.

How effective is acupuncture in the treatment of anxiety disorders?

Acupuncture is a widely recognized and accepted complementary and alternative medicine therapy. Multiple studies have reported positive effects of acupuncture in managing anxiety disorders, with minimal side effects.

What is the extent of the effects of acupuncture on stress and anxiety?

Acupuncture isn't limited to addressing the core symptoms of anxiety alone. It has also proven effective in managing various anxiety-related signs and symptoms, including:

  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Trembling
  • Restlessness
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues
  • Insomnia

Acupuncture is truly a comprehensive therapeutic option when it comes to treating stress and anxiety.  

Can acupuncture be combined with other treatments for stress and anxiety?

Acupuncture can be part of a comprehensive approach to managing stress and anxiety. Many people find that combining acupuncture with other therapies, such as counseling, meditation, or medication, can be highly effective in treating these conditions. 

Qing also offers acupuncture as a singular treatment. He helps you create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. 

What lifestyle changes complement acupuncture for managing stress and anxiety?

Making positive lifestyle changes can enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, quality sleep, and stress-reduction techniques like mindfulness and meditation can all contribute to better overall well-being.

If you're interested in acupuncture for managing stress and anxiety, contact Alpha Acupuncture today. Use this website or call the office to book an appointment.