What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a type of alternative medicine. It is used for health conditions that are non-emergency or life threatening such as anxiety, depression, pain, poor digestion, and insomnia.
Acupuncture is just one part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine umbrella. There’s also herbs, cupping, moxibustion, massage, gua sha, and nutrition.
Acupuncture is my first choice when treating stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and PTSD. It is so effective at calming the entire body, it still amazes me after a decade of treating patients with acupuncture.
It is one of the most popular and powerful forms of alternative medicine used today.
How Does it work
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture soothes the nervous system by boosting neurotransmitters in the central nervous system, like serotonin, promoting reduced anxiety and diminished stress levels.
Acupuncture balances hormones like estrogen and progesterone, which can be transformative, particularly for women suffering from increased emotions during menstruation.
Acupuncture is one of the top therapies for treating pain, especially when the pain is increased with stress and anxiety. Acupuncture leads to relaxed muscle tension and a profound sense of relaxation and mental clarity.
A lot of acupuncture points stimulate digestion. When the mind feels chaotic, digestion is disrupted causing gas, sluggishness, constipation and even diarrhea. The gut is highly related to the mind.