Anxiety and/or Stress is really hard on our body. One of the more common symptoms of anxiety effecting the body is digestive issues. Many to most people have this issue to some degree. In our medicine we have a name for this: liver overacting on spleen, which just means that stress or anxiety is beating up on a weaker opponent - the digestion. In some severe cases I have seen patients whose hair is falling out due to stress. This is stress that has effected the kidney energy. It is well known that high levels of stress can do this. High levels of anxiety and stress can in really a fairly short time wreak havoc on the immune system which protects us from everything from colds to cancer. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are a natural and effective way to reduce anxiety and stress and at the same time reduce the detrimental effects on the body. It does this by regulating the energy of the body, the Qi, and also by protecting the organs most likely effected.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond