Acupuncture is incredibly relaxing, helping both your body and mind to release tension. Whether you are experiencing a stressful season of life, training for a marathon or studying for mid-terms, acupuncture is a useful tool to promote a deep and lasting sense of calm at the time you need it most.

Stress is an inevitable part of our daily life. There is no immunity. We can not eliminate stress completely, but can mitigate it’s effects.

According to TCM, strong emotions such as stress, interrupt the body’s energy (the Qi) from flowing smoothly. This results in imbalance and disharmony and can lead to ill health.

Acupuncture, in conjunction with proper nutrition (as discussed with your practitioner), can increase the circulation of blood and oxygenate the tissues throughout the body while releasing natural “feel good hormones” (endorphins). Acupuncture can also reduce the heart rate, lower blood pressure and relax the muscles to help lessen the physical reaction to stress.

Using acupuncture to promote better sleep and increased energy can help reduce overall stress levels.

Some common manifestations of stress include:
  • sleep disorders
  • anxiety
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • indigestion
  • hypertension
  • decrease in sexual ability
  • long-term weight loss or weight gain problems
  • fertility issues

When should I start my treatment?

Acupuncture treatment to promote relaxation can start anytime. Stress can present itself in numerous ways; mitigating, reducing and finding treatments to assist with stress management can restore harmony to your imbalances.