Acupuncture for Stress

Stress is one of the most common causes of illness today, and acupuncture helps by:

Relaxing the nervous system, calming you and reducing anxiety.

Improving sleep patterns and energy levels.

Boosting your health by improving the function of your organs, to prevent stress related illnesses.

Addressing depression and addictive behaviours.

Optimizing digestion, elimination and circulation.

Regulating mood to help you better handle your emotions and cope with your job and your personal life.

Today, stress is hard to avoid and in small doses our body can handle it. Unfortunately, many people are experiencing chronic stress which can lead to numerous health problems. When we are in a continuous stress mode (the fight or flight response), many of our body functions slow down to conserve energy. Functions that may be affected are digestion, elimination, circulation, the activity of our skin, and more. Unremitting stress causes cortisol (the stress hormone) to be continually overproduced in our body, which can create other health problems. Acupuncture treatments are extremely effective in helping regulate cortisol levels, as well as other hormone levels. After acupuncture treatments your body will feel calmer and much more relaxed. This promotes better function to the organs, decreasing stress and improving health.

Acupuncture treatments can also help protect the body from other illnesses that may or may not have a stress related base, such as heart disease, high cholesterol, headaches, cancer, back pain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, weight problems, skin disorders, excess anger, sadness, fear, anxiety , depression and more.

Many people use acupuncture to help them with various other health conditions. Some of my clients come for treatments just to improve their general health. Among other things, acupuncture is great for boosting immunity, to help prevent illnesses from occurring. Treatments also help to restore function of the organs, increasing resistance to disease.