Traditional Acupuncture Treatment Effectively Quells Patient’s Anxiety

G’day y’all,

As I write this post, the loud snoring of my patient is like music to my ears. Whilst not suffering any distressing physical symptoms, my patient has in the past, suffered from some severe bouts of anxiety and depression.

Hence he is aware of the sensations that accompany the onset of this insidious condition and was telling me this morning that he was feeling the worst he had for many years.

There are bonafide reasons for this and I am sure the outcome would more than likely have been significantly detrimental without the timely intervention of Traditional Acupuncture.

The patients Lu def. Liv. excess constitution in association with a distinct lack of exercise as a result of a broken foot plus family stress and more than a few beers has exacerbated an already compromised circulation of qi and blood, resulting in acute anxiety (running piglet syndrome), lethargy and mild depression.

Tonifying the points Lu.5 – Ki.7 – Ki.2, shunting Liv.8 – Pe.4 then inserting the back shu points Bl.13-18-20-23-58 plus GV.10 no needles any deeper than 2mm, has resulted in a ‘ snoring symphony’ .

Going on previous experience, treatment will result in a spontaneous lifting of depression, invigoration of the circulation of qi and blood and a quelling of anxiety as energetic harmony is restored at a molecular level.

Hope you are well n happy.



Thanks for reading hope my musings are useful to you.

About Alan

Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. As a staunch advocate of practically based workshops, Alan draws upon his 35 years clinical experience and 23 years post and undergraduate teaching. Alan has presented, convened and hosted more than 70 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, Europe, and USA.


  1. In regards to your article about the treatment of anxiety with a LU deficient/ LV excess presentation: why did you needle GV 10 and not use rice grain on it. I am assuming the associated point was tender on palpation and I thought rice grain is usually used in that region to alleviate the heat in the chest area associated with anxiety. Nice work, Adam

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