Acupuncture and Herbs: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Anxiety Symptoms in Beaverton, Oregon
Understanding Anxiety: A Web of Worries
Anxiety, that knot of unease in your stomach, the racing thoughts that keep you up at night, is an everyday companion in our fast-paced world. It can manifest in various ways – social anxieties, phobias, panic attacks, and even physical symptoms like fatigue and headaches. While conventional medicine offers medications, many Oregonians seek alternative paths to manage anxiety, and traditional Asian medicine (TAM) provides a holistic approach that has been refined for centuries.
TAM: A Tapestry of Healing Techniques
Traditional Asian medicine encompasses many practices originating from diverse cultures across the continent. It views the body and mind as interconnected and anxiety as an imbalance in this delicate system. Dr. Kihyon Sohn, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Beaverton, Oregon, draws upon this wisdom to create personalized treatment plans for his patients.
Acupuncture: This ancient technique involves inserting fine needles at specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow (qi). Studies suggest acupuncture can reduce anxiety by promoting relaxation, lowering stress hormones, and improving sleep quality.
Herbal Medicine: TAM boasts a rich pharmacopeia of natural remedies. Dr. Sohn may recommend herbs like ginseng, ashwagandha, and passionflower, known for their calming and adaptogenic properties, helping the body cope with stress.
Dietary Therapy: TAM emphasizes the gut-brain connection. Dr. Sohn may advise nutritional modifications based on your needs, potentially incorporating anxiety-reducing foods like fermented foods, chamomile tea, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Beyond Needles and Herbs: A Holistic Journey
TAM isn’t just about needles and herbs. It’s a journey towards self-awareness and inner balance. Dr. Sohn emphasizes the importance of lifestyle modifications like regular exercise, mindful meditation, and adequate sleep. He believes that by addressing the root causes of anxiety, patients can find lasting relief.
- “Acupuncture has been a game-changer for my anxiety. I used to feel on edge all the time, but now I can finally relax and enjoy life.” – Sarah K., Beaverton
- “Dr. Sohn’s herbal remedies have helped me manage my stress and improve my sleep. I feel more balanced and in control.” – David L., Portland
Finding Your Path to Calm: TAM in Oregon
If you’re struggling with anxiety in Oregon, Dr. Kihyon Sohn and TAM offer a complementary approach to conventional medicine. Dr. Sohn helps patients find their unique path to inner peace and well-being by combining ancient wisdom with modern knowledge. Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. Take the first step towards a calmer you and explore the transformative power of traditional Asian medicine.
Our holistic wellness clinic is on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, east of OR 217, making it easy to reach from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, NW, and SW Portland. We have on-site parking, a handicap-accessible entrance and restroom, and treatment rooms on the ground floor for everyone’s convenience. Please call us at (503) 404-4567 for a same-day appointment. It’s a good idea to call or book online in advance.