TCM for Anxiety - Student Health

Updated: Sep 1, 2019

A recent survey of over 3,300 students carried out by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) found that 40% of third level students experience severe levels of anxiety and almost 30% are severely depressed. These high numbers are an indictment of the many stresses facing students, including financial demands, academic pressures and living away from home for the first time. These stresses, particularly if experienced over a prolonged period of time can trigger or exasperate mental and emotional health conditions. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been used to treat both stress and anxiety for thousands of years.