Acupuncture for Anxiety

Feeling on Edge? Find Natural Calm with Acupuncture for Anxiety

Anxiety is a constant companion for many; worries, nerves, tight chest, heart pounding are the many forms anxiety can take in the body   What exactly is anxiety, and are there natural ways to find inner peace?

Western Medicine and Anxiety

Western medicine defines anxiety as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease. It can manifest in various ways, including physical symptoms like racing heart and shortness of breath, and emotional symptoms like excessive worry or fear. Treatment options often involve therapy, anti-anxiety medication, or a combination of both.

The Limitations of Western Medicine for Anxiety

Therapy can be time-consuming and expensive, and medication can have side effects. Additionally, while therapy can address underlying issues, medication may not always address the root cause of anxiety.

Acupuncture for Anxiety: A Holistic Path to Inner Calm

Acupuncture for anxiety offers a holistic approach to managing anxiety in Sydney. Chinese Medicine views anxiety as a sign of energy imbalances within the body’s “Qi” system. Depending on the specific element out of balance, the anxiety can manifest with different characteristics.  Blockages between meridian channels can cause anxiety to manifest as a tight chest, racing heart or racing mind.

Acupuncture for anxiety involves stimulating specific acupuncture points along meridians to restore balance and promote a healthy flow of Qi, leading to a calmer state of mind. Research suggests acupuncture may be effective in managing anxiety. A 2014 study published in Evidenced-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that acupuncture significantly reduced anxiety symptoms in patients with generalised anxiety disorder [1]. Another study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2018 showed that acupuncture was as effective as medication in reducing anxiety in people with insomnia, a condition that often co-occurs with anxiety [2].

Sue’s Story: Finding Relief with Five Element Acupuncture

Sue, a 38-year-old executive, felt constantly on edge. Work deadlines, managing a team, and juggling family life left her feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Physical symptoms like headaches and stomachaches accompanied the constant worry. Therapy sessions helped to a degree, but medications caused drowsiness, hindering her work performance.

Seeking a natural solution, Sue decided to try Acupuncture. During the consultation, Caryn identified an imbalance in her Wood element, associated with creativity and new beginnings. Through personalised acupuncture treatments, Sue noticed a gradual shift. Her worries began to lessen, and a sense of calm settled over her. She felt more centered and able to manage stress with ease.

Conclusion: A Calmer, More Balanced You

Acupuncture for anxiety provided Sue with a natural solution to manage her anxiety. By addressing the underlying energy imbalance, acupuncture helped her regain control of her emotional well-being and embrace a calmer, more balanced life.

If you’re struggling with anxiety, Acupuncture may be the answer. Unlike medications, it focuses on restoring balance within your body, promoting a natural path to inner peace and emotional well-being.


  1. .  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine,, doi:10.1155/2014/942837.
  2. The Effect of Acupuncture on Sleep Quality in Primary Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, doi:10.1089/acm.2017.0230.

With over 28 years of clinical experience, I am still fascinated by the power of this system of medicine and it’s ability to change mental, emotional and physical symptoms. It’s incredibly rewarding to make such a tangible difference in people’s lives. Contact me and I will be happy to talk to you about whether this treatment is right for you.