Acupuncture and the Nervous System

Calming the stress response naturally

There are few people, if any, in this world who are without stress and yet our bodies were not designed to thrive with stress as a constant. Chronic triggering of our fight or flight systems has a strongly negative affect on health. While Acupuncture treatment will not necessarily remove the stress from your life, it does support the nervous system and organs in mitigating the damage to both physical and mental health.

That post-Acupuncture feeling of calm and well-being is real

And it benefits your overall physical and mental health long after treatment

Acupuncture has been shown to help activate the parasympathetic system, the branch of the nervous system that promotes relaxation and reduces stress. It also stimulates the release of endorphins; neurotransmitters that relieve pain and produce feelings of well-being. There is also evidence that Acupuncture helps in the regulation of cortisol levels, a stress hormone that can have negative effects on mental health when chronically elevated.

Mood Regulation and Sleep

Support for Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia

Acupuncture can be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression through the production and release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. These brain chemicals play a crucial role in mood regulation and can increase feelings of wellbeing and contentment.

Stress and hormones can cause disruptive sleep patterns and poor sleep quality is known to be a significant factor in mental health. Acupuncture has been shown to improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety as well as helping to regulate the body's circadian rhythm, allowing for a more restful and rejuvenating sleep.

Acupuncture offers support for the following symptoms and conditions

Feelings of stress and overwhelm


Depression and Anxiety


Eating Disorders 

Mental and physical fatigue 

Challenging life transitions 


*teens and young adults often respond very well to Acupuncture treatment