Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 40 million adults aged 18 or older live with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is treatable. However, treatment typically involves medication and/or psychotherapy. On the other hand, using acupuncture for anxiety is a proven and effective method of anxiety treatment without medication.
Serving Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981 First Health’s Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including employing acupuncture for anxiety. Our Arlington Heights acupuncture clinic is led by author, researcher, professor Yu Zhu, MD (China). Dr Zhu has more than 30 years clinical experience and over 27 years TCM teaching experience. In addition to anxiety treatment she treats an array of conditions including general pain management.
Acupuncture For Anxiety Is Safe and Effective
There’s growing evidence that supports acupuncture for anxiety treatment as safe and effective. Most noteworthy is a September 2015 Psychology Today article that states: “Studies prove the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for depression and anxiety.” This article is especially relevant for the many people seeking anxiety treatment without medication. Rather than using pharmaceuticals, they can turn to complementary and alternative medicines such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as an option.
Acupuncture Is Used For Anxiety Treatment
Traditional Chinese Medicine views the body as a complex system of energy channels, or meridians. TCM focuses on identifying disharmony and imbalance in these channels that can lead to disease. TCM practitioners believe that anxiety is related to an imbalance of the heart and kidney. Qi (pronounced chee), or vital energy or life force, travels through these meridians. However, qi can become blocked or overstimulated due to stress or internal emotions, environmental factors, or poor lifestyle habits (diet, addiction, lack of exercise). Using acupuncture for anxiety restores the balance and harmony to the qi. As a result, this balance creates a state of health.
First Health’s Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic has extensive experience treating an array of human ailments. We are committed to helping patients seeking anxiety treatment without medication restore tranquility. We will help patients discover new ways to lead a healthier lifestyle. Using acupuncture for anxiety relief can be an effective alternative to conventional pharmaceutical treatments. Restoring normal internal bodily functions is, in fact, the best natural anxiety treatment.
Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD (China) Is Director Of Our Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic
First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs since 1981. Our Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic is conveniently located off I-90 near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads. First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Des Plaines.
Arlington Heights acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, director of First Health’s TCM and Acupuncture Clinic, has more than 30 years of experience helping patients seeking a natural anxiety treatment. Dr. Zhu’s expertise, wisdom and compassion are the hallmarks of her treatment that foster a caring and trusting relationship with her patients.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in treating a variety of conditions. Arlington Heights acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) has made First Health’s Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic a top rated facility in the Chicagoland area. To find out more about acupuncture for anxiety and other conditions commonly treated with TCM, click here.
Meet Arlington Heights Acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) – Traditional Chinese Medicine and Arlington Heights Acupuncturist