At New York Center for Integrative Medicine in New York City, patients have access to naturopathic and more holistic options for a variety of conditions and concerns. Individuals who struggle with anxiety may want to avoid using medications to manage it and may be seeking more natural alternatives. In situations such as this, Dr. Robert Kachko may recommend acupuncture as an alternative to pharmaceutical medications and other options that may have failed to work for a patient in the past.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that uses needles to stimulate specific points on the body. It is often used to treat anxiety, stress, and other mental health conditions.
Acupuncture may help relieve anxiety symptoms by reducing stress and tension in the body. It can also help improve mood and increase feelings of well-being. It allows patients to manage long-term anxiety easier, making it an excellent choice for patients with certain types of anxiety, such as GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Situational anxiety may still be better managed as it occurs with medications, as acupuncture is best for more regular or chronic feelings of anxiety over time.
Acupuncture is considered a safe treatment for anxiety when a trained and licensed practitioner performs it. There are some risks associated with acupuncture, such as minor bruising, bleeding, and infection, but these are extremely rare. Treatments are painless and most people are able to relax or even fall asleep.
During acupuncture treatment for anxiety, needles will be inserted into specific points on the body. These needles are usually thin and do not cause much discomfort. Acupuncture treatments typically last 30-60 minutes.
If you are considering acupuncture as a treatment for your anxiety and live in the area of NYC, talk to our doctors first to discuss whether it is right for you. At our NYC area practice locations, our team can evaluate you and make appropriate treatment recommendations for those diagnosed with anxiety. Call (718) 866-3695 to request an appointment at any of our office locations in New York City and Stamford, CT. If you are interested in more information about acupuncture for anxiety, request an appointment today!
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