Mental Health

Benefits of Acupuncture

Good for Anxiety

Acupuncture improves the stress response and helps calm the body and mind.

Good for Depression

Acupuncture modulates serotonin and dopamine (happy chemicals) to improve mood.

Good for PTSD

Acupuncture improves the the body’s resiliency and coping mechanisms.

Good for Relationship Issues

Acupuncture improves crucial conversations by creating safe dialogue space.

Many people don’t know that acupuncture and Chinese medicine are effective treatments for mental health. Problems ranging from anxiety and depression to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or issues associated with a history of abuse can be significantly reduced. Insidious problems such as low self-esteem, lack of motivation or trouble communicating can also be addressed. For more serious conditions such as suicidal thoughts, we work closely with your mental health specialist to provide an integrative treatment solution.

Acupuncture has been proven to regulate neurotransmitters (chemical message carriers) in the brain, such as serotonin, dopamine and many other chemicals that impact mood, reward cycles, risk taking behaviors, sexual desire and function, appetite, sleep, memory, social behavior and emotional responses such as excessive anger or long-term grief. Acupuncture is comparable in clinical effect to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (e.g. talk therapy) in psychology.

Acupuncture makes our patients feel relaxed, more open to different perspectives, provides clarity, significantly reduces stress and tension and creates a safe space to explore difficult problems.