Air pollution and excessive worry cause childhood anxiety

Anxiety represents one of the most common symptoms seen in modern clinical practice. It is a reflection of modern life-style, characterized by inordinate amounts of stress, working late, ever present noise and pollution.

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Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, but now we should also include ANXIETY.

Why is air pollution linked to anxiety?

Because the central nervous system is particularly vulnerable to air pollution, suggesting a role in the etiology of mental disorders, like anxiety or depression.

Insomnia and palpitations are primary symptoms that indicate a dysfunction of the Heart and related organ systems, where Lungs are also involved. If we treat the dis-balance of both organs via acupuncture, it is possible to retrieve back to normal, reducing the symptoms radically.

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