We all know that life is can be stressful. But did you know that Acupuncture can help relieve stress?
The body secretes an assortment of hormones into the bloodstream as a reaction to stress, acupuncture blocks the chronic, stress-induced elevations of hormones and calms the fight or flight response. Acting on areas of the brain known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as promoting relaxation and deactivating the 'analytical' brain, which is responsible for anxiety and worry
Regulating levels of neurotransmitters (or their modulators) and hormones such as serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine, GABA, neuropeptide Y and ACTH; hence altering the brain's mood chemistry to help to combat negative affective states. Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system, while acupuncture can activate the opposing parasympathetic nervous system, which initiates the relaxation response.
Research at UCLA showed stress related high blood pressure reduced when subjects were treated with acupuncture.
Acupuncture for anxiety works faster than therapy and keeps you medication free! Some prescription drugs can have serious side effects and can lead to dependency. Because it regulates the body’s chemical balance acupuncture can even prevent people from needing medication at all.