Anxiety and Loss of Appetite
by Sia Lammerse
(Adelaide, South Australia)
Hello, I have severe anxiety and have lost my appetite. Can you help with points to increase and stimulate appetite? Thank you (the anxiety is also worse due to hormone imbalance - peri-menopause)
Matthew's reply: Hi Sia, these acupressure and breathing exercises should help relieve your anxiety and for poor appetite try these exercises and self-massage techniques. Start with the ones that seem to best match your situation. Try them for a couple of weeks. If you don't get much relief I suggest you consult a Chinese medicine practitioner regarding Chinese herbal medicine - it is very effective for anxiety, loss of appetite and many other conditions. Acupuncture may also help you. In Australia many acupuncturists prescribe Chinese herbal medicine so you can try both. The acupuncture obviously will need to be done in the practitioner's clinic but in between visits you can take Chinese medicine. This means you will be doing something on a daily basis for your anxiety, etc.
Any further questions or comments on acupuncture or traditional Chinese herbal medicine for anxiety and loss of appetite just post below.
All the best,