Acupuncture for Anxiety and Stress


Stress can lead to increased feelings of frustration, worry and eventually burn out 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. The aim of treatment is to improve wellbeing, calm and promote restful sleep. Most patients report a feeling of deep relaxation after an acupuncture session. Read Colette's recent article on how to treat anxiety naturally .



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.

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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.


Colette Assor has been helping patients for anxiety, stress and insomnia for over 25 years as a holistic therapist and then with further training since 1999 as an Acupuncturist. Colette combines TCM acupuncture training with dietary and lifestyle guidance and is also trained in mindfulness for health professionals.