Acupuncture & Phobias

Your fears may not be real, but the bio-chemical responses they evoke in your body are. Acupuncture is an important tool for relieving the physical symptoms of anxiety/fear/phobias, with far fewer side effects than a purely pharmacological treatment.

19 million Americans are ‘officially’ diagnosed as suffering under a recognized ‘phobia”. We can assume many, many more of us grind through unrecognized anxiety every day.  Which puts great strain on our bodies, health, and well-being.
Whole of phobia treatments, to understand and reduce the root causes of these anxieties, is highly recommended.  As a part of this holistic treatment, acupuncture offers an immediate relief from the more debilitating symptoms of our fears.
These symptoms can include:
  • physical, such as an irregular heartbeat
  • cognitive, which can cause negative thoughts
  • behavioral, which may include uncharacteristic aggression or restlessness
  • emotional, such as fear.
Practitioners of Western Medicine are beginning to measure the effectiveness in acupuncture as comparable to cognitive-behavior therapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders.  And one of the unheralded benefits of Acupuncture to treat the immediate symptoms of anxiety, is that it is immediate.
70% of Western medical appointments are for treatment of anxiety related disorders.  The problem is growing as is the length to wait for your next doctor’s visit.
 At 1000 Folded Cranes, we treat your anxiety root & branch at one of our clinics (in West Hollywood or Torrance) or in the comfort and peace of your own home.  The ‘home visit’ is an old tradition that has growing value in our busy-busy world that seems to amp anxiety instead of reducing it.
Work, family, social media, ambition, dreams & reality all combine to put pressure on you to perform and simply exist.  The process of treating anxiety should not in and of itself add anxiety to you or your day.  1000 Folded Cranes is here to let you know, you’re alright.  Wherever you’re at, however you are.