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Mental / Emotional Health

Acupuncture can be a wonderful support for mental-emotional health.

Some mental/emotional health conditions for which acupuncture can be a supportive tool include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression, Seasonal Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Insomnia

In treating mental health conditions, acupuncture and associated therapies have been shown to

  • Release endorphins
  • Improve circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids to bring fresh oxygen to the body’s tissues
  • Stimulate and rebalance the central nervous system
  • Decrease circulating stress hormone levels
  • Regulate heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension
  • Reduce inflammatory processes throughout the body
  • Create a feeling of calm and well-being

What to expect:

When pursuing treatment for mental-emotional health, we usually recommend clustering visits closer together initially (once or twice per week), and then gradually lengthening the amount of time between sessions as your body starts to respond to the acupuncture. We look for improvements in intensity, frequency, and duration of symptoms, as well as improvements in daily function. Our end goal is to get you to a place where you don’t need to come in for treatment anymore, or we space out visits to a reasonable maintenance schedule that works for your mental health. 

Treatments may consist of acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine recommendations, cupping and gua sha manual therapy, moxibustion, as well as nutrition/activity/lifestyle recommendations.

We will work with you at your first visit to solidify a treatment plan based on your unique experience and goals.