Using acupuncture to relieve anxiety, panic, phobias, and post-traumatic stress

Acupuncture for anxiety

Anxiety can strike at any age, and in many forms. Anxiety disorders range from panic attacks and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) to post-traumatic stress and social anxiety.

Because of the many possible causes and symptoms of anxiety, medications are not always suitable.  When prescription drugs are used, they frequently have strong and unpleasant side effects.

Acupuncture is the effective and drug-free alternative for managing all forms of anxiety, used safely for thousands of years.

Anxieties can arise for many reasons including having a fear of acupuncture needles.  I can reassure you that the needles I use are sterile and safe (single use only) and each one is thinner than a human hair – no large painful needles here!  I will explain each step of the treatment process to help you feel calm and completely at ease.

How Acupuncture relieves anxiety

Most clients start with a series of six sessions taken weekly or bi-weekly according to your needs.  Acupuncture has an accumulative effect so whilst you may feel a little better after the first couple of treatments, the full benefits really become clear after several sessions.

The acupuncture points for managing anxiety vary from person to person and may include points on the arms, legs, head, tummy, and ears.  By using these points acupuncture relieves anxiety by:

● Modulating levels of neurotransmitters, the mood chemicals in our brains such as serotonin and dopamine

● Reducing sensitivity to pain

● Promoting relaxation and calming down the analytical part of the brain that contributes to ‘mental chatter’

During the sessions I will also discuss nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, to provide you with a truly holistic experience.

What my clients are saying about acupuncture for anxiety…

“I went to see Tiziana suffering from depression. I was lethargic, didn’t want to speak to anyone or go out. What a difference the treatment has made. I feel so much better and am a lot more relaxed. I don’t worry as much, am sleeping a lot better and my energy levels are much improved. Tiziana is a very caring person and she immediately put me at ease. She explained that acupuncture treats the whole body and told me what lifestyle changes I needed to make to help myself. I have now finished my six-week course and will be going back for monthly maintenance sessions. Highly recommended.”


See more testimonials from satisfied clients on FreeIndex.

Break free from the anxiety of fears and phobias with the power of acupuncture – call me today on 07788 633292 to book your first session.

Have more questions about how Traditional Acupuncture can help you? Simply contact Tiziana Bertinotti on 07788 633292 or

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It is with a truly broken heart that I am informing you that I am temporarily closing my clinic from Monday 23rd March 2020. I will re-open it once things get back to normal and once our Government tells us it’s safe to do so.

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Tiziana xx