How to Treat Anxiety with Ear Acupuncture
Ear acupuncture is a technique developed in the 50s, used to activate points in the ear to reduce ailments such as muscle pain, weight loss, menstrual disorders or to treat depression and anxiety.
Anxiety is a disorder that makes you worry excessively over the main features of your everyday life, whether it be family, money or health problems. This condition can affect your routine and even stop a person from going about their daily life.
There are many treatments available for anxiety and one of them is ear acupuncture. In this OneHowTo article we're going to show you how to treat anxiety with ear acupuncture.
If you suffer from anxiety attacks, ear acupuncture may be a treatment option, but above all, before trying any alternative therapy, you need to visit a psychologist for an accurate diagnosis and they will provide guidance on what is the best technique to treat anxiety. Remember you should go to a specialist centre for this type of treatment.
The imbalance generated in the body by anxiety attacks causes various aches and pains. Ear acupuncture is based on the same principles as normal acupuncture, only it focuses on points of the ear to reduce pain and is based around an ear map.
In ear acupuncture magnetic beads are used, which stick to the ear and activate areas that influence the affected body part as well as stimulating nerve impulses. Through this technique, it is possible to diagnose other conditions that are reflected in this organ.
This technique doesn't cause any no pain or discomfort and as opposed to acupuncture, contact is completely superficial, thus preventing infection. Treating anxiety with ear acupuncture can release endorphins, which are neurotransmitters that have a painkiller effect on our body. Allowing you to feel more relaxed and with a better outlook to cope with everyday tasks.
It is important to note that when we use ear acupuncture for food anxiety disorders, it has to be accompanied by good eating habits and daily exercise. Include fruits and vegetables in your diet and drink a lot of water to reduce fluid retention. Avoid foods that increase anxiety such as sugar, spicy foods, or alcohol, and practice relaxation techniques where you release your mind from thoughts that are keeping it restless.
Anxiety problems generate other conditions such as insomnia, headaches and migraines. While this treatment reduces the effects of these conditions in your body, you can also have calming infusions such as chamomile, valerian or passionflower. In particular, it is best to take them before bedtime.
Other uses of ear acupunture are to control our weight, because it allows us to reduce our appetite and makes us feel fuller. It is also beneficial for treating joint pain or headache pain as well as being effective as a treatment for menstrual disorders, by activating the blood flow and relieving pain.
Despite its many benefits, ear acupuncture is not recommended in the following cases:
- If you have ear problems like eczema, burns or cuts.
- If you're pregnant.
- If you have suffered premature births or miscarriages.
- If you are on antidepressant medication.
For more information on acupuncture for weight loss we recommend our article how to lose weight with acupuncture.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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