If you are under a lot of stress, it leads to a severe reduction in your immune system which, in turn, allows external pathogens to take over.
Stress directly induces anxiety attacks, blues, depression, irritability, insomnia, hypertension, stroke, heart attacks, and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and many auto-immune diseases.
How can acupuncture help? It helps by stimulating the release of pain-killing chemicals called endorphins and enkephalins. These natural chemicals help soothe and calm the body. Acupuncture also helps clear cortisol from the blood. This adrenal chemical should only be in the blood when one is ready to "fight or run," but in people with chronic stress cortisol levels do not drop to normal and remain elevated for months on end.
Our office utilizes acupuncture in combination with a tailored program of nutritional herbs and supplements to naturally relieve feelings of anxiety and depression as well as to give the patient a feeling of well-being and self-confidence. Treatments can help you stay calm and relaxed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as an appropriate and effective treatment for emotional and psychological disorders including stress, depression, and anxiety.
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A 10% discount will be applied to your first acupuncture visit if you use the form below to request an appointment. Please indicate in the comments section what condition you desire to be treated for and when to best contact you. Our staff will follow up with a phone call or email to set up an appointment.