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Anxiety Acupuncture in Bondi Junction

Discover anxiety acupuncture treatments at our Bondi Junction clinic. We offer holistic treatments that may help you address anxiety and its’ causes.

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Welcome to Kintsugi Therapies, a premier go-to acupuncture clinic for holistic healing and anxiety disorder support in Bondi Junction, NSW.

If anxiety disorder feels like a crushing weight upon your shoulders, we’re here to take some of that weight off you and help you to thrive, and not just survive.

Understanding the Mechanism of Anxiety Disorder:

When we talk about general anxiety it’s good to remember that it’s a natural response to stress or apprehension about the future, typically characterized by feelings of worry, nervousness, or unease. It can manifest as physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, sweating, trembling, and difficulty concentrating.

The purpose of anxiety in humans is rooted in evolution and survival. Anxiety serves an important purpose as a protective mechanism that helps us respond to potential threats or dangers in our environment.  When faced with a perceived threat, anxiety triggers the body’s “fight or flight” response, activating physiological changes that prepares us to either confront the threat or flee from it.  This response can increase alertness, sharpen focus, and enhance physical readiness, all of which can aid in coping with challenging situations.

So, anxiety, in moderation, can be adaptive, helping us to anticipate and respond effectively to stressors in the environment.

However, anxiety becomes a concern when we become stuck in this ‘heightened’ or ‘alert’ mode and we lose the alternating balance between alert and calm.

For some people, their minds become like a constant stormy sea of uncertainty, constantly questioning and second guessing themselves and their environment resulting in persistent worry, fear, and unease.

Amidst the demands of daily life, finding effective ways to manage anxiety is crucial for maintaining mental and emotional well-being. Acupuncture, a centuries-old practice rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, offers a natural and holistic approach to working with anxiety disorder symptoms.

At Kintsugi Therapies in Bondi Junction, we understand the impact of anxiety on our community and the complexities of anxiety disorder. We offer personalized treatments to help ground you and lead you to calmness and balance.

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The most common drivers of triggers for anxiety disorder:

  • Stressful life events: Such as job changes, moving, financial difficulties, or relationship problems.
  • Trauma: Past traumatic experiences, such as abuse, accidents, or witnessing distressing events, can contribute to anxiety.
  • Genetics: A family history of anxiety or other mental health disorders can increase the likelihood of developing anxiety.
  • Personality factors: Certain personality traits, such as perfectionism, pessimism, or being highly sensitive, may predispose individuals to anxiety.
  • Medical conditions: Chronic illnesses, hormonal imbalances, or neurological conditions can sometimes trigger or exacerbate anxiety symptoms.
  • Substance abuse: Alcohol, drugs, or certain medications can alter brain chemistry and increase the risk of anxiety disorders.
  • Brain chemistry: Imbalances in neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine, or GABA, may contribute to the development of anxiety.
  • Environmental factors: Environmental stressors, such as pollution, noise, or overcrowding, can contribute to feelings of anxiety.
  • Lack of coping skills: Difficulty managing stress or negative emotions can lead to chronic anxiety.
  • Unrealistic expectations: Setting overly high standards for oneself or experiencing fear of failure can fuel anxiety symptoms.

How Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine May Help Manage Anxiety Disorder:

Acupuncture’s mechanism of action in helping to alleviate suffering from anxiety is multifaceted and involves both physiological and psychological processes.

Physiologically, acupuncture is believed to modulate the body’s neurochemical and hormonal systems. When acupuncture needles are inserted at specific points on the body, they stimulate sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles. This stimulation triggers the release of neurotransmitters such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, which are known to have mood-regulating and calming effects.

Additionally, acupuncture has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol, the body’s primary stress hormone, thereby promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety levels.

Psychologically, acupuncture may help alleviate anxiety by promoting a sense of relaxation and well-being. People commonly report feeling deeply relaxed during acupuncture sessions, which can help counteract the feelings of tension and agitation associated with anxiety.

The holistic nature of acupuncture treatment, which addresses both physical and emotional aspects of health, may contribute to its anxiety-relieving effects.

In Chinese medicine, the mind and body are viewed as interconnected and inseparable components of overall health and well-being. This holistic perspective emphasizes the importance of achieving balance and harmony within the body’s internal systems, including the flow of vital energy or Qi (pronounced “chee”).

According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, disruptions or imbalances in the flow of Qi can lead to physical and emotional ailments, including anxiety.

Acupuncture is based on the principle of restoring balance and harmony to the body by regulating the flow of Qi through meridians or energy pathways. By stimulating specific acupuncture points along these meridians, acupuncture aims to remove blockages and restore the smooth flow of Qi, thereby promoting health and alleviating symptoms of anxiety.

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Our Approach to Anxiety Acupuncture:

At Kintsugi Therapies, we understand that anxiety is a multifaceted condition that requires a comprehensive approach to treatment. We take a personalized approach to anxiety acupuncture in our Bondi junction clinic. As an experienced practitioner I will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Our integrative treatment plans incorporate acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, lifestyle counselling, nutrition and other holistic modalities to address the root causes of anxiety and promote lasting healing.

By addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of anxiety, we empower our patients to reclaim their lives and embrace a future filled with hope and possibility.

From individuals struggling with generalized anxiety disorder to those dealing with specific triggers or phobias, acupuncture can provide a pathway to greater peace and resilience.

The Aims of Anxiety Acupuncture:

The aims of acupuncture for anxiety are;

  • Reduced feelings of anxiety and worry
  • Improved sleep quality and duration
  • Enhanced mood and improved overall feeling of well-being
  • Greater resilience to stress and life’s challenges.
  • A sense of being grounded.

FAQ’S about acupuncture:

If you have questions about acupuncture, what’s involved in our acupuncture sessions, number of sessions required etc. please click this link and scroll to find your question. If you can’t find it please click here and you’ll be taken to our enquiry form (at bottom of Home page) where I can answer your query directly.

Why Choose Us?:

At Kintsugi Therapies, I’m dedicated to providing holistic therapies delivered with care, empathy, skill and understanding. I work closely with you to help get an understanding your unique concerns. 

All sessions at Kintsugi Therapies are 1:1 in a private, calm and clean therapy room.

As an experienced acupuncturist I’m committed to helping each person who walks through my door. I take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

To find out more click the link to ‘Why Kintsugi Therapies?’

Studies & Research for Acupuncture for Anxiety & Depressive Disorders

While Kintsugi Therapies is rooted in the wisdom of ancient practices it also acknowledges that modern research can offer new & interesting insights and perspectives on health and longevity.

These papers provide comprehensive analyses of acupuncture’s efficacy in managing chronic pain, based on rigorous scientific evidence.

Bazzan AJ, Zabrecky G, Monti DA, Newberg AB. Current evidence regarding the management of mood and anxiety disorders using complementary and alternative medicine. Expert Rev Neurother. 2014;14(4):411-23. doi: 10.1586/14737175.2014.894783. PMID: 24654817.

Amorim D, Amado J, Brito I, Fiuza SM, Amorim N, Costeira C, Machado J. Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for anxiety disorders: A systematic review of the clinical research. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018;31:31-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.02.008. Epub 2018 Feb 27. PMID: 29705480.

Smith CA, Armour M, Lee MS, Wang LQ, Hay PJ. Acupuncture for depression. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;3(3):CD004046. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004046.pub4. PMID: 29502347; PMCID: PMC6494380.

Arvidsdotter, T., Marklund, B., & Taft, C. (2013). Effects of an integrative treatment, therapeutic acupuncture and conventional treatment in alleviating psychological distress in primary care patients–a pragmatic randomized controlled trial.
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 13(1), 308.

Booking Information:

Ready to take the first step towards relief from anxiety disorder? Contact Kintsugi Therapies today to schedule your acupuncture appointment. I’m here to assist you and guide you on your journey to better health and wellness.


First acupuncture appointment (80 mins duration): $160

Follow up acupuncture appointment (60 mins duration): $130


Please ask us about 3/5 & 10 session packs