Usually when people imagine the perfect Colorado summer, images of wildflower meadows, cliffs and canyons, roaring waterfalls, and picturesque scenery come to mind. Idyllic imagery and feelings are associated with summer in Colorado.
Unfortunately, 40 million adults in the US (roughly 18% of the US adult population) are unable to fully reap the benefits of this seemingly perfect experience due to chronic anxiety. The most common mental health issue in the US, anxiety symptoms include worrying, obsession, restlessness, fatigue, body aches, and nausea.
Acupuncture therapy is a highly effective yet often overlooked treatment method for anxiety.
Acupuncture stimulates the part of the brain that controls emotions—including anxiety—and slows the production of stress hormones, thereby allowing people to feel more relaxed and balanced.
A 2013 study found that students who underwent a 20-minute acupuncture session reported having less anxiety and better memory immediately afterward compared to those who did not.
Marchand Orthopedic Acupuncture’s practitioners also treat a number of other conditions, including migraines, tension headaches, digestive issues, fatigue, autoimmune disorders, vertigo, symptoms associated with menstrual cycle, depression, and more.
If you are experiencing anxiety or any other chronic conditions and are seeking acupuncture services in the Boulder area, contact Marchand Orthopedic Acupuncture today.
- Hohman, Maura. (2014). Why Acupuncture Works for Anxiety Relief. Everyday Health.
- National Institute of Mental Health. Any Anxiety Disorder Among Adults.