Acupuncture treatment in anxiety

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2020) Acupuncture treatment in anxiety. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research (EJPMR) SJIF Impact factor 6.222, 7 (1). pp. 120-122. ISSN 2394-3211


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Anxiety is a natural response of the body to stress and it is most common form of emotional disorder, accompanied
with constant and intense feeling of fear. Anxiety is a key element of several other disorders: phobia, panic
disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), separation
and illness anxiety disorders. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) anxiety occurs due to excessive
(heat) energy in the head. Symptoms include excessive worry, insomnia, racing thoughts and other. In this research
are included 10 patients, 5 female and 5 male, aged from 25 to 59. All patients were experiencing anxiety in their
everyday life. Other accompanied symptoms were fear, insomnia, restlessness, panic attacks, stress and other. Most
of the patients were on age from 20 to 40. Most of them have made 1-5 treatments. Treatments were made in a
clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje, Macedonia by a doctor specialist in acupuncture. Treatment were with
duration of 30-45 minutes, one treatment per week. Acupoints used in the treatment are: Ex-HN-1(SiShenCong),
DU24 (ShenTing), DU3 (YaoYangGuan), DU6 (JiZhong), DU7 (ZhongShu), HN3 (YinTang), HN5 (TaiYang),
HN14 (YiMing), ST25 (TIanShu), RN11 (JianLi), RN4 (QuanYuan), LI4 (HeGu), SP6 (SanYinJiao), ST36
(ZuSanLi) and LI3 (SanJian). Anxiety can be successfully treated with acupuncture. The treatment is directed more
on treating the patient on a deeper level, treating both physical and emotional symptoms and nourishing all the
organs and parts of the body.

Item Type: Article
Impact Factor Value: 6.222
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 11:45
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 11:45

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