Anxiety

Franklin Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine provides acupuncture for stress and anxiety in Franklin, TN and the greater Nashville,TN area. We provide care for those dealing with several forms of anxiety.  Anxiety can include phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety and more.   Mild anxiety leaves a person feeling a bit unsettled, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating.  When symptoms interfere with a person’s daily functioning or sleep patterns, it is time to search for help.  We utilize acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to decrease anxiety, and help the person better deal with the feeling associated with anxiety.

The efficacy of acupuncture  in treating anxiety has been backed by a multitude of studies.  A clinical study conducted in China in 2010 concluded that acupuncture is a “safe and effective” treatment for mood disorders including depression and severe anxiety.  Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with pharmaceutical medication, but can be used alone as a primary treatment modality for anxiety.  This is backed by a study conducted in China that  determined that acupuncture alone could help patients who suffer from anxiety.  This is important, as some people cannot be treated with pharmaceuticals due to intolerable side-effects of some of the medications.

The role of Franklin Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine is to investigate the underlying causes of the anxiety and restore the imbalances.  This is accomplished by inserting fine, sterile needles into highly specific acupuncture points.

We are proud to be helping the people of Franklin, TN and the Nashville area.  If you are ready to take a step towards a life with less anxiety, book an appointment online or call for a free phone consult (615) 756-3122.

Resources:

http://www.adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics

http://www.acupuncture.com/newsletters/m_july10/anxiety.htm

Zhang (2010). “The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy in depressive disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis”. Journal of Affective Disorders, 124, 1-2, July 2010.

Wen (2009). “Combination of acupuncture and Fluoxentine for depression: A randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial”. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15, 8, August 13, 2009.

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