Acupuncture for Anxiety and Stress
We are living in unprecedented and challenging times which can lead to increased feelings of frustration, worry and insomnia. This can play havoc with the body’s ability to self regulate and the nervous system. Uncertainty and fear have a profoundly negative effect on our neural pathways leading to mental unrest, anxiety and sometimes difficulty sleeping.
From a biomedical viewpoint, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system, influencing the production of the body’s communication substances – hormones and neurotransmitters. The resulting biochemical changes activate the body’s self-regulating homeostatic systems, stimulating its natural healing abilities and promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Research shows acupuncture to be an extremely relaxing and calming experience.
Traditional acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and regards illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The exact pattern and degree of imbalance is unique to each individual. The traditional acupuncturist's skill lies in identifying the precise nature of the underlying disharmony and selecting the most effective treatment. The choice of acupuncture points will be specific to each patient's needs. Traditional acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the constitution and promote general well-being.