Herbal medicine for anxiety treatment in Toronto


TCM & Acupuncture for Anxiety

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for anxiety, with fewer side effects than medications.

Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches anxiety as a problem of an imbalanced emotional state and seeks to restore balance between organs and systems in the body.
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Causes of Anxiety

One TCM theory on anxiety is that a person can have excessive energy, also referred to as heat or energy (Qi), in the head. Anxiety disorders are like other forms of mental illness. They don’t come from personal weakness, character flaws or problems with upbringing. But researchers don’t know exactly what causes anxiety disorders. They suspect a combination of factors plays a role:

  • Chemical imbalance:
    Severe or long-lasting stress can change the chemical balance that controls your mood. Experiencing a lot of stress over a long period can lead to an anxiety disorder.
  • Environmental factors:
    Experiencing a trauma might trigger an anxiety disorder, especially in someone who has inherited a higher risk to start.
  • Heredity:
    Anxiety disorders tend to run in families. You may inherit them from one or both parents, like eye color.

How TCM Addresses Anxiety

Acupuncture can cause the nervous system to create painkilling chemicals, kick-start the body’s natural ability to heal itself, or stimulate the part of the brain that regulates emotions, including anxiety. It helps the nervous system attain balance, thereby alleviating tension and anxiety symptoms..

Acupuncture Results for Anxiety

It’s been reported that acupuncture can give individual rapid results, often working within only one to two sessions. However, like any treatment, results and the number of sessions will vary from person to person.
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Common Anxiety Disorders We Treat

Common anxiety disorders include the following:

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FAQ - TCM Treatment for Anxiety

Chinese herbal remedies for anxiety have been scientifically studied for decades. A well-known Chinese herb for anxiety is ginkgo biloba, one of the world’s oldest tree species. Many herbal remedies contain blends of specially-crafted ingredients that promote a soothing anti-anxiety effect on the mind.

A popular remedy is Banxia houpu decoction, which contains pinellia tuber, magnolia bark, hoelen, perilla herb, and ginger rhizome. Most traditional Chinese medicine practitioners recommend using herbs for severe anxiety or anxiety disorders while under the direct supervision of a healthcare provider.

The conventional Western medicine approach to alleviating anxiety and depression centers around two main treatments: prescription medications and psychotherapy. While these approaches do have scientific support, they can cause uncomfortable side effects, are often prohibitively expensive, or (in the case of medications) tend to focus only on treating symptoms.

Unlike their Western peers, traditional Eastern practitioners focus on healing the individual rather than simply treating or masking symptoms of a disease. With the support of their practitioners, individuals utilizing Chinese medicine and herbs for anxiety and depression embark on a journey of restoration in body, mind, and spirit. In the Chinese medicine tradition, treating depression naturally begins by identifying and supporting the individual’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and energetic needs.

​​Studies show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for anxiety, with fewer side effects than medications.
With qualified and caring staff, your comfort is our top priority. Whether it is your first time using TCM or acupuncture, we strive to make it an enjoyable experience and cater to your specific needs.

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