Anxiety Specialist

Esoterra Acupuncture

Enensaauas Rastrygina, DAc, LAc, LMT

Acupuncturist located in New York, NY

If you struggle with panic attacks, fear, and worry, you’ll be glad to know that acupuncture is a natural way to treat anxiety. At Esoterra Acupuncture in New York City, Dr. Enensaauas Rastrygina, DAc, LAc, LMT, offers comprehensive therapeutic acupuncture to help and heal your anxiousness. Men, women, and children in Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Upper West Side should call the clinic to learn more about acupuncture and anxiety or book an appointment online.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is an umbrella term for a group of disorders that evoke fear, excessive worry, tension, and restlessness. Many people with anxiety disorders suffer from occasional or frequent panic attacks.

Extreme anxiety can diminish your immune system function and lead to chronic health problems.

What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

If you have anxiety, you may experience some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Worry
  • Fear
  • Stress
  • Sweaty skin
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Fear of separation
  • Fear of social situations
  • Irritability
  • Lack of concentration
  • Heart palpitations

Anxiety can also disturb your sleep, decrease your appetite, cause your muscles to tense up and contract, and make you feel depressed.

How do you treat anxiety naturally?

Dr. Rastrygina takes the time to talk through your concerns and problems so she can get to the underlying cause. Her approach helps you get to the bottom of what’s triggering your anxiety, so she can treat the problem, not the symptoms.

She may recommend acupuncture to help relieve your anxiety. Acupuncture restores your energy flow and helps rebalance chi (qi). Dr. Rastrygina perfectly positions the needles to eliminate blockages throughout your meridians, which reduces stress and mitigates the negative effects anxiety has on your mind, body, and spirit.

Dr. Rastrygina may also recommend a combination of therapies to reduce your anxiety. These natural treatments may include aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, and sound therapy, to name a few.

Does acupuncture for anxiety hurt?

When you think of acupuncture, the first thing that comes to mind is needles. It’s true, acupuncture does employ needles, but they’re ultra-thin and only cause a tingling or mild pinching sensation if you notice anything at all.

Your body perceives the needles as an attack and mounts a defense in the form of relaxation or excitement. Many of Dr. Rastrygina’s patients eagerly anticipate each acupuncture session because the release of endorphins feels like a natural high.

Are there side effects of acupuncture for anxiety?

Not typically. If you do notice any changes in your sleep, appetite, or bowel habits, they’re only temporary and subside within a day or two.

Put an end to anxiety, naturally. Consider Traditional Chinese Medicine at Esoterra Acupuncture in New York City. Call one of the three clinics in midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Upper West Side or use the online scheduler to book an appointment today.