If you’re experiencing more than your share of stress, anxiety or depression, and want to improve your mood, give acupuncture a try.
Research with fMRIs demonstrate a key region of the brain, the limbic system, responds to acupuncture well. This is the area of the brain where emotions, memory and learning are stored.
Animal studies using acupuncture to test the HPAA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis), a different area in the brain, show that acupuncture regulates neurotransmitters and hormones involved in the stress response. In fact, recent research shows acupuncture outperformed some commonly used SSRIs, with none of the side effects of those drugs.
The net result is that stress, anxiety, and depression are reduced and the effect is long-lasting. You can reclaim that highly desirable state of calm and improve your mood with the boost of acupuncture.
Just imagine getting a chance to get still and hit the reset button. Some people need a break for a boost and others want to go more deeply, getting in touch with themselves during the session in a way that answers a need in their personal growth cycle.
If you want to learn more about acupuncture and the nervous system here are a few articles from our site: Nervous System Overview, The Limbic System, The Limbic System and Acupuncture, and NADA.
In addition to getting treated, here are a few articles on self-care to combat stress, anxiety, and depression: Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Part I, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Part II, Keep Moving, and internal arts Taiji and Qigong.
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