Acupuncture for Anxiety

A whole system approach to mental health

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that has been used to relieve pain, cure diseases, and maintain general health. It is a method that is used routinely in China as an anesthetic for surgeries. Rather than separating physical and mental aspects, acupuncture takes on a whole system approach to health and believes that the body and mind are intimately tied together.

In the US, acupuncture is used as a form of complementary and alternative medicine and has become very popular in treating a wide range of conditions, including generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks. By regulating the nervous system and other parts of the body to a more balanced state, acupuncture can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and impact how the body triggers the fight or flight response.


When an imbalance causes disease or any physical pain, our Yin and Yang suffer, and our energy is disrupted. Acupuncture is used to balance any obstruction of pathways associated with the 12 meridians, also known as acupoints and energy vessels. These meridians function as a network and can be mapped out throughout the entire body. The twelve primary meridians connect to the Zang-fu organs and transport qi (life energy) and xue (blood) throughout the body. There are 5 Zang and 6 Fu organs. The 5 Zang organs are the heart, lungs, spleen, kidney, and liver. The 6 Fu organs are the stomach, gallbladder, large intestine, small intestine, stomach, and urinary bladder. With all of these organs flowing together, it is easy to control our Qi, blood, and body fluids. By balancing the flow of different organs, we can reduce or eliminate pain and restore our wellbeing.

In traditional Chinese medicine, treatments for anxiety are unique to each person, as every person has their own composition and imbalances.


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Anabel De La Vega

Anabel De La Vega is a certified, fully licensed specialist and instructor in Florida with more than 24 years of experience in the beauty industry. She is a herbologist, reflexologist, and published author of Tao The Art of Relaxation, a book discussing her history and knowledge of Chinese facials. She conducts educational seminars in Florida, Venezuela and Colombia and is highly respected in her field.