Emotional health has a huge impact on our daily life. Physical health and mental health affect each other mutually. What we eat and how we exercise affects our moods. Emotional changes can affect internal organs of the body, and sometimes even result in physical problems. Our emotions are always changing. This is completely normal. However, support is needed to help us get our emotions back into balance when the changes prone or start to threaten our health.
Acupuncture is an natural therapy that addresses the whole person, it is not only used for physical health concerns, but also very effective at emotional concerns. Acupuncturists focus on finding out the energy imbalance, so that they can select special acupuncture points to harmonize the body, mind and spirit.
Researches shows that acupuncture treatment is able to stimulate releasing endogenous endorphins to relieve pain. And it also can regulate serotonin levels in the brain to calm and uplifted mood. Studies also indicate that acupuncture relieves stress by encouraging the central nervous system to shift out of sympathetic “fight or flight” mode, into parasympathetic “rest and relax” mode. Most people feel very relaxed during and after treatment.
According to many clinical experiences, acupuncture is believed to be helpful for the treatment of emotional problems such as:
- Stress and anxiety
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Withdrawal symptoms during addiction recovery