If you or a loved one experiences anxiety and depression, finding relief can do wonders for overall quality of life. Acupuncture and acupressure can help and are among the services available through the care of Rebeca Truman, LAc, at Tranquility Acupuncture, LLC. Rebeca uses ancient techniques to help patients feel better emotionally and physically. Call the office in Marysville, Ohio, or book an appointment online today.

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How do I know if I might be experiencing anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression can sneak up on you, creating changes that grow more noticeable over time. It’s easy to overlook the symptoms as just another part of life. Many people develop anxiety and depression while dealing with health issues such as cancer or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Knowing what to look for can help you know when to take action to treat anxiety and depression. Signs of anxiety include:

  • Nervousness or tension
  • Urge to avoid situations that create worries
  • Intense fears that guide your actions
  • Trembling or sweating
  • Gastrointestinal issues

Signs of depression include:

  • Eating more or less than normal
  • Sleeping more or less than normal
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Persistent sadness with no clear cause
  • Fatigue

Thoughts of self-harm or suicide are a medical emergency and should prompt a call for emergency care.

How can acupuncture help treat anxiety and depression?

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting small needles into the skin at specific points. Stimulating these points increases blood flow, healing, and relaxation.

In ancient China, acupuncture was used to improve the flow of qi, the essential life force that affects how you feel and function. It’s believed that your qi can become unbalanced or blocked, and acupuncture can restore proper flow.

A more modern approach examines how acupuncture needles trigger your neurological function. What has become clear is that acupuncture is a safe treatment option, and many people report improvements in depression and anxiety after acupuncture.

How can I make the most of my anxiety and depression care?

There are several ways to address anxiety and depression, and your treatment path will be unique to your specific needs and goals. Talk therapy is a powerful way to address these mental health issues and provides a chance for you to work with a trained therapist to improve your coping skills and thought patterns.

Combining talk therapy with acupuncture or acupressure is a great way to make the most of your treatment path. You are not alone, Rebeca is ready to help you feel your best. When you’re ready to take action, book a visit at Tranquility Acupuncture, LLC, by calling or using the online scheduling tool.