Anxiety symptoms

I have helped patients manage physical symptoms of anxiety through acupuncture and herbal medicine. These symptoms can include:

  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Numbness, pain, and burning throughout the body
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Cold or heat aversion
  • Headaches or migraines

How we view anxiety symptoms

From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, we categorize the above symptoms into two problem categories – pathogenic heat and yin deficiency.

  • Pathogenic heat often travels upwards in the body, and can manifest as dizziness, palpitations, neck and facial numbness or pain, burning in the scalp, and insomnia.
  • Deficiency can manifest as fatigue and weakness, cold or heat aversion, or pain throughout the body.

Treatment overview of anxiety symptoms

My treatment plan for anxiety symptoms consists of two-parts: acupuncture to relieve the pathogenic upper body heat symptoms, while taking herbs to resolve deficiency. The two factors need to be treated side-by-side in order get more permanent results, otherwise they tend to feed into each other and prolong the healing process. I aim to have patients feeling much more normal within 3-4 weeks, though relief should occur starting from your very first treatment.

Suggestions for patients with anxiety symptoms

Since this condition is often related to heat, patients are advised to stay away from spicy or salty foods, which can aggravate heat in the body.