In our fast-paced society, chronic stress and anxiety have become among the most common disorders we face. Renée K Barsa, L.Ac. of WellPath Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Cary has helped many of her patients to manage their anxiety and stress levels to live healthier, happier, and more balanced lives. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a great deal of treatment options to help calm the nervous system, including acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling. These modalities can help regulate serotonin and endorphin production, scale back the body’s sympathetic “fight, flight, or flee” response, and create a deep sense of well-being. In turn, this can positively affect many of the other aspects of the body and mind.
Stress is widely recognized as the leading cause of disease in America, and anxiety is a general term used for several disorders that have common symptoms – such as nervousness, worrying, apprehension and fear. These are normal feelings related to specific challenging situations, but for some, these symptoms can become chronic and debilitating, interfering with daily life. Acupuncture can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan to address and correct these imbalances.