Acupuncture for health anxiety

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Hi guys has anyone tried acupuncture for health anxiety. Tried antidepressants made my anxiety worse. Was looking into acupuncture and wondered if it worked. Just started cbt aswell

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    I'm still taking antidepressants, have been for years but have been looking into alternatives. Just started vitB, Omega, and magnesium. I'm going to check out accupuncture. I asked my psychiatrist and she wasn't against me trying, it was her idea to try the supplements. Only thing she said was "as they will be using needles, make sure that they are experienced and use sterilized equipment".

    Hope you get more replies..

    take care

    Sxx

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      Hi sxx

      I have heard about magnesium before and it's meant to help. Apprently acupuncture balances out the body and focuses around pressure points. Anxiety is everyday it's taken over its horrible meds made me more anxious and couldn't stick it out longer on them

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    I would say go for it. The persohondoes the acncture probably know a lot of anxiety as well. Maybe they will guide you to someone who can help you better the traditional one size fits all pills.
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    I have not tried it for anxiety but it has helped with other issues in the past. When you have found a qualified practitioner, they will tell you to what degree it will help. I live in a small town and don't know if there is one here. If there is, I'm on my way. Never thought of this, Many thanks

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    Just checked phone book. yay, there is an acupuncturist very near me. Thanks again.
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    Hi Carlie,

    Have you checked out an accupunturist yet. Let us know how you go....you too cia.

    Too much going on with me at the moment but will get around to it.

    take care

    Sxx

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      She's on vacation, and I haven't checked out her experience yet. Also, I've been focusing on the best way to change primary doctors at the clinic, as the one I see now made the mistake that threw me into this. I am not mad at her, she's young and inexperienced, but I don't trust her drug decisions anymore. This morning I went to the clinic and asked for the administrator. It turned out that she has experienced acute anxiety and understood. I will have new doctor by end of day, possibly they one that caught the mistake and put me on the right meds.

      I'm going to google "accupuncture and anxiety" to see what turns up. Have a good day, Sxx and thanks for keeping in touch,

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