Mental and Emotional Health Acupuncture

Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, psychosomatic disorders, stress related illnesses, adrenal fatigue, as well as eating and sleep disorders

Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, psychosomatic disorders, stress related illnesses, adrenal fatigue, as well as eating and sleep disorders. Electroacupuncture is our first go to for all the above mentioned conditions. Think of electroacupuncture as a treatment modality that blends the potent effects of acupuncture transcranial magnetic stimulation (a well-known treatment for depression and anxiety, where probes emit magnetic currents into areas of the brain responsible for and affected by depression and anxiety).

Electroacupuncture does just this while specifically helping to modulate your body’s levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, dopaminergic systems, GABA, glutamate, modulation of the HPA axis (for adrenal fatigue and cortisol imbalances), secretion of neuropeptide Y (our bodies most abundant brain and nervous system peptide), and the release of several other neuropeptides to help fight inflammation in the brain and gut. Acupuncture’s effect on hormonal activity and neurogenic activity (as shown above) give Acupuncture the ability to treat stress and mental disease at its core, as well as the havoc it wreaks on our body.

When electroacupuncture is performed on the scalp these treatments become extremely powerful and long lasting because they work directly on the cortical structures of the brain affected by anxiety, depression, drugs, and pharmaceuticals. We also prescribe daily meditations, methods that create mental anchors and safety zones, stress management techniques, supplementation, and dietary advice to help modulate systemic inflammation and the physical symptoms of mental health. I believe even the best medicine isn’t a cure without changing habits. We’re running a marathon not a sprint.