ACUPUNCTURE FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY
Our Mississauga acupuncture clinic treats anxiety, stress and depression by using techniques that promote the release of endorphins and reduce the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.
Mental Wellness Conditions We Treat
Lets face it, your mental well being is a critical part of your happiness.
Acupuncture should be considered as an effective treatment protocol to many mental wellness issues, including:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
How Does Acupuncture Assist with Mental Wellness
Acupuncture's impact on mental wellness involves several interconnected factors. Here are some explanations:
Neurotransmitter regulation: Acupuncture has been found to influence the release and modulation of neurotransmitters in the central nervous system, including serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. These chemicals play a crucial role in regulating mood, emotions, and overall mental well-being. By affecting their levels and activity, acupuncture may help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
Stress reduction: Acupuncture has been shown to activate the part of the nervous system which promotes relaxation and counteracts the effects of other parts of the nervous system responsible for the "fight or flight" response. This can help reduce stress levels and create a sense of calm.
Endogenous opioid system activation: Acupuncture has been found to stimulate the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood enhancers. Endorphins can induce feelings of relaxation, reduce anxiety, and promote a sense of well-being. By activating this system, acupuncture may have an analgesic and mood-regulating effect.
Mind-body connection: Acupuncture sessions provide an opportunity for individuals to engage in self-care and relaxation. The process of receiving acupuncture involves lying down in a calm environment, focusing on the breath, and allowing the body to relax. This meditative state can promote mindfulness and contribute to mental well-being.