Regulating the Nervous System
Acupuncture can help regulate the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the "fight or flight" response that can trigger stress and anxiety. By activating the parasympathetic nervous system, acupuncture can help calm the body and reduce stress.
Acupuncture can stimulate the release of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers and mood enhancers. Endorphins can help reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being.
Improving Blood Flow
Acupuncture can help improve circulation and blood flow throughout the body, which can help reduce tension and promote relaxation.
Acupuncture can help balance hormones, including cortisol, which is a hormone that is released in response to stress. By reducing cortisol levels, acupuncture can help reduce stress and anxiety.