Anxiety, Low Energy, Headaches and Muscle Aches: Get Magnesium for Pain Relief (in Anoka)

Anxiety, Low Energy, Headaches and Muscle Aches: Get Magnesium for Pain Relief (in Anoka)

Blog 2016 02 26 Magnesium

Fact: Magnesium turns fats & sugars into ATP for energy. Unfortunately, most of us are deficient in Magnesium. This explains the epidemic of low energy and aching musles!


How can you tell if you are deficient in Magnesium? You can’t always tell. However, these symptoms are common:

Early Symptoms

  • Headache

  • Nausea/ Vomit

  • Fatigue/ Weakness

  • Low Appetite


General Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches/ Migraine
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Low energy
  • Muscle Aches/ Cramps
  • Tics


A mineral imbalance in the body results from lack of magnesium. Minerals such as, calcium and potassium become imbalanced with too little Magnesium.


Long-term Symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue


Mineral imbalances in the body can lead to anxiety, osteoporosis, irregular heart rhythms, tics, muscle cramps, etc.


Magnesium Deficiency:

Linked to

  • Asthma
  • Blood sugar Issues (Diabetes)
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia

Link on Importance of Magnesium on control of Insulin – research

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Fact: Your body strips magnesium & calcium from your bones when you get low on magnesium.

Deficiency may not show up in lab tests. Signs may not alert in a clinic setting until they become severe, as with Osteoporosis.


Do I Need a Magnesium Supplement?

Unfortunately, it is difficult to get enough Magnesium from diet alone, as soils have been stripped of Magnesium due to large industrial farming practices (not rotating crops)…Magnesium supplements may be just what you need to stop those muscle aches and leg cramps at night in Anoka.

Ackerman Acupuncture in Anoka helps leg cramps and muscle pain. Watch the Military using acupuncture for Pain Relief


Variety of Magnesium types

(help different issues):

Magnesium citrate- Good for Constipation. This is cheaper than glycinate though more is often needed. Unfortunately, taking too much may result in diarrhea, similar effect to excess vitamin C intake. Do not take if prone to loose stool!

Magnesium glycinate (chelated) – Long-term illness. Least chance of diarrhea with this type.

Magnesium taurate (chelated) – Heart

Magnesium chloride – Indigestion and acid reflux

Magnesium malate (chelated) – Helps fatigue

Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) – Many swear by this sprinkled in a bath for sore muscles. This is not a good dietary Magnesium source, however.

Chelated helps with absorption.

(Magnesium glycinate, malate and taurate are all chelated)

Chelated is easily absorbed (good for aging, chronic illness and a hard time absorbing nutrients in food).


Risk Factors

  • Aging
  • Alcoholism
  • Soda
  • Processed foods
  • Soft water
  • Calcium Supplements
  • Some medications (diuretics)
  • Illness
  • Stress

Fact: Stress burns up already-low levels of Magnesium faster.


In Summary

Magnesium allows the body systems to function. It allows the ATP process to turn food into energy; through proper digestion we have enough energy without stimulants like caffeine or sugar. It keeps us mentally alert and helps balance mood disorders. It is necessary in bone formation. It is necessary for muscle health. It is needed for heart health.

75% are Deficient… This means You are Probably Deficient.

The body needs magnesium, without enough we may become sick, tired, weak and diseased.

Body systems/functions

  • Cardiovascular
  • Neurological
  • Muscular
  • Metabolic
  • Skeletal

Ackerman Acupuncture now carries supplements! This includes Magnesium.

Ackerman Acupuncture in Anoka treats Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks, Depression (mild to moderate), GAD (General Anxiety Disorder), Insomnia, Irritability, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pain, Panic Attacks, Severe Anxiety and Stress. 


Mike Ackerman, LAc. treats many pain issues, including Back pain, Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Sports Injuries, Sciatica and Plantar Fasciitis near Coon Rapids, MN.

Aleesha Ackerman, LAc treats patients with pain and body imbalances, Women’s issues, digestion problems, Back Pain, hormonal imbalances like Thyroid Diseases, Irregular cycle and Hot flashes near Champlin, MN.


Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.


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No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your healthcare provider with any health concerns.


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