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Stress & Anxiety Specialist

Balanced Health Acupuncture of New York

David Chiu, L.Ac.

Acupuncture & Herbalist & Acupuncturist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Stress and anxiety are common concerns in our fast-paced society. They diminish enjoyment of life and lead to additional health problems. Acupuncture is a drug-free treatment for stress and anxiety. At Balanced Health Acupuncture of New York, David Chiu L.Ac. offers acupuncture treatments to balance the minds of patients in Midtown, New York, NY.

Stress & Anxiety Q & A

What is stress?

Stress is a natural response to the demands of life and is part of the “fight or flight” response that helps humans and animals manage dangerous situations they encounter in the world. A little stress is perfectly normal and can help people perform better under pressure. However, the body is not designed to be in a constant state of stress and can develop numerous health problems when it is not given a chance to relax. Chronic stress can manifest as bodily pain, sleep issues, digestive problems, and mental disorders. Acupuncture is proven to reduce symptoms of chronic stress and help with stress management.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is an emotion often associated with chronic stress. It presents as a feeling of constant worry, uneasiness, and fearfulness about the future. A little anxiety is perfectly normal in some situations, such as before a job interview or big test, but when anxiety is experienced constantly it begins to interfere with living a happy life. Numerous clinical studies have found that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of anxiety when used alone, and improves outcomes when used in conjunction with pharmaceutical treatments.

How can acupuncture help relieve stress and anxiety?

Acupuncture helps the mind and body to relax and find balance. This diminishes the effects of stress and anxiety, and helps patients learn to manage them more effectively from a relaxed state. Acupuncture is an ancient, drug-free method of easing the mind, and is clinically proven to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

How does it work?

David inserts tiny, hair-thin needles into specific points on the body, relaxing the muscles and restoring a harmonious flow of energy. The process is nearly painless, carries little risk of bruising, and patients can return to normal activity when they leave the office. Many patients are so relaxed during treatment that they fall asleep, awaking to a fresh, peaceful mind.