Acupuncture for Stress Relief
Improve mood and reduce your reactions to stress
Effective natural therapies to help your improve mood and reduce the body's negative reactions to stress. Acupuncture and other natural modalities to help with:
How does Acupuncture help balance emotional health?
There are many theories as to how acupuncture works for improving mood and reducing our body's negative reaction to stress, from both a holistic traditional perspective and based on modern, evidence based research. It can be very beneficial for many emotional health challenges and is safe and gentle enough to use alongside any other medications or therapies.
Helps our body produce endorphins
Studies suggest that needling acupuncture points can help the body produce endorphins (the body's "Happy Hormones"). These hormones help our bodies reduce pain, relieve stress and give us a natural boost.
Helps stimulate the parasympathetic system
Acupuncture helps us achieve a desired "rest and digest" mode, which is the time during which our body naturally re-sets and re-generates. In this mode your body is able to restore itself and start to heal.
Helps regulate production of stress hormones
Research indicates that acupuncture helps our bodies to regulate production of the stress-related hormone cortisol. Although cortisol is necessary in small amounts, chronic stress levels can lead to over-production of this hormone at the expense of our sleep, emotions and metabolic process.
Helps to naturally reduce inflammation
Acupuncture helps to regulate our body's natural inflammatory signals if they are over-reacting. It does this by helping us get a better handle on stress, relieving muscle tension, increasing circulation and helping strengthen our immune system.
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Can this be done alongside other therapies?
Yes, acupuncture effectively works alongside psychotherapy or other counselling without getting in the way. We believe in a balanced and integrative approach to emotional health and are here to help you maximize the benefits your other therapies.
can i still take my medication?
Yes - both acupuncture and nutritional guidance are meant to support your current therapies including any medication you have been prescribed. We do not have an "agenda against medication" and will work with you to safely get the results you are looking for.
how long will it take to work?
The effects of acupuncture can be felt almost immediately, but more lasting results can take place over a series of treatment sessions. Most people start to feel the difference in a matter of weeks, but key factors such as lifestyle, diet and sleep habits can also determine individual results. Each person's situation is unique and we will work with you to get the results you need.
Do you make diet or supplement recommendations?
Yes, we will provide specific dietary recommendations based on your needs and situation. High quality nutritional supplements are also often very useful in restoring depleted glands, reducing inflammation and helping balance the endocrine system.