Depression and Stress
Inevitably, your emotions will fluctuate from day to day. However, often traumatic events, hormonal changes, or high stress levels will make it difficult for your body to cope with these fluctuations, and emotions can become increasingly suppressed. By activating neurotransmitters such as serotonin, acupuncture helps balance and soothe emotional swings and elicit an overall sense of peace and well-being. Patients typically feel improvements in sleep, digestion, energy, and pain levels, as emotions become more manageable. Acupuncture effectively treats depression, seasonal affective disorder, irritability, anxiety & panic disorders, and helps patients cope with grief and post-traumatic stress. Processing and releasing emotions not only feels better, but is a healthy way to reduce the likelihood of physical manifestations. Many illnesses are thought to have strong emotional components.