Natural therapies and Acupuncture can ease anxiety

Acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can help with reduce the frequency of panic attacks and decrease symptoms associated with anxiety.

Anxiety Definition:

Anxiety maybe experienced as intense worry or fear affecting quality of life.    

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Anxiety Causes:

Causes of anxiety include:

  • Stress
  • Associated with other conditions including: heart disease, diabetes, thyroid issues, asthma
  • Drug abuse or withdrawal
  • Withdrawal from alcohol, anti-anxiety medications (benzodiazepines) or other medications
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome

Anxiety Symptoms:

Symptoms of anxiety include:

  • feeling nervous
  • worry
  • fear
  • increased sweating
  • heart palpitations
  • trouble breathing
  • trouble concentrating

Anxiety Treatments:

How can acupuncture and naturopathic medicine help?

Acupuncture can help with reduce the frequency of panic attacks and decrease symptoms associated with anxiety. These may include increase sweating, racing mind, poor sleep or insomnia, trouble focusing, and worry. Acupuncture can promote a general feeling of calm and peace and train the mind and body to overcome anxiety-provoking situations to handle them with ease.

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Dr. Ellie Pain and Migraine Specialist


Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.