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Acupuncture for Stress

Posted on August 25, 2019 at 4:35 AM

Acupuncture is proven to reduce stress and even reverse the effects of stress. Research shows that acupuncture stimulates the release of oxytocin, a hormone that signals and regulates the parasympathetic nervous system. Acupuncture also addresses the effects of stress, like high blood pressure, elevated blood glucose levels, and insomnia.


Acupuncture immediately slingshot you out of fight-or-flight mode and into the parasympathetic rest-and-relax mode. It sends a signal to your brain that you are safe and it can relax. This in turn allows your body to heal from stress, pain, and inflammation.


Acupuncture is used both as a preventative and curative medicine and is just one modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This means that when you work with a Registered Acupuncturist they may also incorporate cupping, guasha, moxibustion and offer lifestyle and nutritional counselling.


A good acupuncturist will treat you, not your symptoms. So not only will your stress improve, but all aspects of your life such as sleep, digestion, pain, and energy.

Regardless of your lifestyle or career, finding the appropriate stress treatment and management strategy is critical to maintaining a healthy you and a higher quality of life. Acupuncture is a great tool to combat the stress in your life!