In Traditional Chinese Medicine the body’s energy called ‘Qi’ flows along the body via pathways or channels called meridians. When external, biochemical or psychological factors disrupt the flow of ‘Qi’ illness appears. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to stabilize ‘Qi’ and thus promoting physical and emotional wellbeing. That’s why we offer acupuncture for anxiety in Manchester


In scientific terms, by stimulating the nervous system acupuncture for anxiety triggers biochemical changes which in turn alter the brain’s mood chemistry to help to combat negative affective states. These changes will influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms (mechanisms generated by the body to maintain inner balance).

In detail, acupuncture for anxiety can also reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, instigate relaxation and deactivate the ‘analytical’ brain which is responsible for anxiety and worry, regulate levels of neurotransmitters and hormones, stimulate the production of endogenous opioids and reverse stress-induced changes in behaviour and biochemistry.

Acupuncture can be safely combined with conventional treatments such as medication or psycho-educational therapy, possibly enhancing their beneficial effects and reducing unwanted side-effects.

If you think you suffer from anxiety, contact our acupuncture clinic in Manchester to discuss your case and possible treatments.

See what the British Acupuncture Council says about treating anxiety with acupuncture.