Everyone faces anxiety sometime in their daily lives, but 19% of adults struggle with severe and frequent anxiety that needs professional care. At Central New Jersey Acupuncture & Wellness, Yuliya Chernyak, Acupuncture for anxiety specialist, DAOM, helps many people overcome anxiety and depression with safe and effective treatments such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary guidance. Dr. Chernyak is an Acupuncturist located in Hazlet, NJ and the surrounding areas of Holmdel, Matawan, and Old Bridge NJ. Whether you want to use traditional Chinese medicine alone or complement conventional therapy, call the office in Hazlet, New Jersey, or book an appointment online today to learn how Dr. Chernyak can improve your mental health.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension or fear occurring when you face a challenge or threat. For example, you may feel worried about an exam or stressed about the first day of a new job.
These anxious feelings alert your brain, then your brain triggers a surge of hormones that energize your body to deal with the challenge.
Your hormone levels return to normal when the source of your anxiety goes away. But if you frequently feel anxious, stress hormone levels stay high and take a toll on your physical health.
Everyday anxiety turns into a mental health disorder when you experience ongoing anxiety without an impending threat, and it limits your life. As a result, many people with anxiety restructure their day to avoid certain activities, to give you one example.
When do I need help with depression?
Many people equate the everyday blues with depression; however, the blues don’t take long to lift, and they seldom stop you from going to work or taking care of your family.
Depression causes more intense feelings than the blues, and depression doesn’t improve without help. The symptoms of depression get worse over time, causing body aches, chronic pain, headaches, and symptoms such as:
- Feeling sad and hopeless
- Losing interest in favorite activities
- Eating more or less than usual
- Sleeping more or less than usual
- Finding it hard to concentrate
- Having thoughts of suicide
When depression steals your energy, stops you from enjoying family and friends, or forces you to take time away from work, it’s time to seek help.
How does acupuncture help depression and anxiety?
Acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine treatments offer whole-body care that heals the psychological and physical aspects of depression and anxiety.
Dr. Chernyak carefully evaluates your health and symptoms, then determines where to insert acupuncture needles to restore the flow of vital energy through your body. As you regain balance, your brain and body heal, overcoming anxiety and depression.
Acupuncture also stimulates your brain to release the neurotransmitters and biochemicals needed to maintain your mental health and reduce stress hormones.
Herbal medicines contain active ingredients that relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Dr. Chernyak also evaluates your diet and recommends changes to boost the nutrients your brain needs to produce neurotransmitters.
To learn how you can live a life free from anxiety and depression, call Central New Jersey Acupuncture & Wellness or book an appointment online today.