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 a 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
The quick answer is that good Acupuncture treats all of you and when you nourish yourself in this way you feel better at both deep and surface levels. The way we experience our emotional and mental life is just as much related to our physical body as whether we have a bad back; just see how your feelings change when you are ill or tired or under stress.
Acupuncture treatment brings you back into a better balance, it encourages the body’s natural tendency to operate at optimum health and emotional wellbeing is a product of this. Acupuncture treatment balances you and one of the results of this is that patients start reporting feeling ‘more myself’, ‘more resilient’, ‘more content’ etc. This is the real meaning of well-being and what is amazing, and surprising about Traditional Acupuncture is that it can help you feel this way.