Acupuncture has long been associated with treating pain. What many people don’t realize is that acupuncture has a three thousand year old history of treating mind, body and spirit. In fact this ancient medicine can offer an important alternative to medications that treat anxiety and depression.
Insomnia, trouble falling or staying asleep, often accompanies stress, anxiety and depression. Acupuncture has been shown to increase the natural hormones and neurotransmitters that induce sleep, reduce anxiety and improve mood.
In recent times, acupuncture is an increasingly accepted treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In fact, acupuncture is being widely recommended for veterans who suffer from PTSD related to their combat service. Acupuncture is often used to complement individualized psychotherapy sessions and support groups.
Whether one is being treated for anxiety, a bum knee or an injured shoulder, it is almost 100% fail proof that after an acupuncture treatment that he or she will report feeling calmer, refreshed and energized or simply, ready to face their day!
Many who report having trouble sleeping for days or weeks are often relieved to sleep deeply on the treatment table, giving them much reassurance that they may be able to sleep without heavy sedatives and their debilitating side effects. Acupuncture can help people achieve a higher quality of life.