The latest research shows that acupuncture is excellent at providing anxiety relief.  Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder were tested in 3 groups: electro-acupuncture, standardized acupuncture, and a control group who took Paxil.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a medical condition whose symptoms include:

  • Inability to Relax
  • Startling Easily
  • Difficulty with Concentration
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Muscular Tension
  • Muscle Aches
  • Difficulty with Swallowing
  • Trembling
  • Twitching
  • Irritability
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Feeling Lightheaded
  • Frequent Trips to the Bathroom
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Feeling out of Breath
  • Hot Flashes

The National Institutes of Mental Health has more information on GAD.  Click on this link to learn more:


 Acupuncture Provides Anxiety Relief

A recent study from China tested 3 different groups as described above.  One group had a specialized electro-acupuncture treatment to provide anxiety relief, the second group had standardized acupuncture for anxiety, and the control group were given Paxil.  Here is that study:

  • 96.7% of patients who received electro-acupuncture obtained anxiety relief.
  • 83.3% of patients who received standardized acupuncture obtained anxiety relief.
  • 73.3% of patients who took Paxil obtained anxiety relief.

The patients were evaluated using the Hamilton Scale which you can find here:

Anxiety Relief at St. Louis Acupuncture

A certain patient was a white collar manager in his thirties.  He was a worrier.  He had muscle aches and pains.  He had chest pressure and stuffiness, and he had a rapid heart rate when his anxiety set in.  He had shortness of breath, nausea, dry mouth, and sweating.  His anxiety triggers were work stress and dealing with family members.

We used certain points on his chest and in his wrists to provide anxiety relief.  He always obtained relief of his anxiety with each treatment.  He felt calm, collected, and relaxed.  After a few treatments he no longer complained about his anxiety.  He comes in regularly now to prevent the anxiety attacks.

Contact St. Louis Acupuncture for Anxiety Relief

At our clinic we have seen many cases of anxiety.  We have similar results to those in the study above.  While every case of anxiety is different, people have different symptoms in the manifestation of their anxiety.  There are also many different triggers.  But, the majority of our patients obtain relief of their anxiety symptoms and keep them at bay.

So, if you are having nausea, muscle aches, headaches, shortness of breath, irritability, insomnia or any of the other symptoms of anxiety contact us today.  You can call (314) 569-0057.  Or you can e-mail Dr. Waltemate directly at

Don’t suffer any longer with anxiety.  Acupuncture can provide anxiety relief.  You can get back to being yourself again and not have to worry that your anxiety symptoms will interfere with your daily activities.  You can get back to having fun again. You can get your life back.  Contact us today.  (314) 569-0057



Use Acupuncture for Anxiety Relief

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