Benefits of Acupuncture
Whether you are having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking restfully- acupuncture can help rebalance your energy to improve sleep. Imagine, no more insomnia! We will go through nutrition, exercise and other self care activities with proper sleep habits that can prepare you for a good night's rest.
Stress & Anxiety
Both stress and anxiety can manifest itself in a variety of ways in the body: from sweating, poor sleep, heart palpitations to poor digestion and irritability. Acupuncture works to alleviate stress and its accompanying symptoms by regulating the body's nervous system. When under stress, the body moves to a "fight or flight" mode, which signals our stress hormones, including cortisol, to flood our systems. Problems arise when we stay under stress for extended periods of time. Acupuncture looks to engage the parasympathetic nervous system to help calm the body and mind down and help regulate hormonal and other homeostatic systems.
Acute & Chronic Pain
Living with any type of physical pain (chronic or acute) can quickly impact on daily activities, dampen our spirits and take the joy out of life. Acupuncture works extremely well at reducing the duration, severity and frequency of pain. Along with nutritional guidance & self care techniques, we use gentle acupuncture and bodywork to release muscular tensions and promote the body's natural feel good hormones. Whether it's arthritis, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps or headaches, acupuncture can help!
Feeling tired is a common sign for many western illnesses. In Chinese Medicine, it points to an overall deficiency and the goal of treatment will be to boost your Qi (energy) to ensure your entire system, including all of your organs have adequate energy to do their work. We will look into lifestyle habits, nutrition & exercise to further build up your energy levels. Acupuncture can tonify and strengthen your Qi reserves, giving you more energy and vitality to go about your busy day.