Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things. You may experience panic, fear, and uneasiness, problems sleeping, cold or sweaty hands and/or feet, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, an inability to be still and calm, dry mouth and numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and emtional disorders The emotions are considered the major internal causes of disease in TCM. Emotional activity is seen as a normal, internal, physiological response to stimuli from the external environment. Within normal limits, emotions cause no disease or weakness in the body. However, long duration overwhelm of emotions become induce serious injury to the internal organs and open the door to disease. Excess emotional activity causes severe shen/mind/spirit imbalances, wild aberrations in the flow of qi and finally effect our zangfu organs. Once physical damage has begun, it is insufficient to eliminate the offending emotion to affect a cure; the prolonged emotional stress will require physical action as well.
Acupuncture treats and improves the balance of zangfu organs and qi in the body. Make sure to discuss the situation thoroughly with your acupuncturist for your conditions.