How does Acupuncture reduce Anxiety?
Acupuncture is an incredibly powerful treatment that is scientifically proven to reduce anxiety levels from the first treatment.
Here’s the science bit!
The body secretes an assortment of hormones into the bloodstream as a reaction to stress. Researchers measured hormone levels secreted by the hypothalamus, the pituitary and the adrenal gland (HPA) and NPY involved in the “fight or flight” response.
They found that “Acupuncture blocks the chronic, stress-induced elevations of the HPA axis hormones and the sympathetic NPY pathway.”
Essentially by inserting painless needles at specific points in the body, acupuncturists can effect actual chemical changes in parts of the brain to reduce anxiety and make long-term changes.