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Acupuncture for Stress Management

Why do people fall asleep during an acupuncture treatment?

Acupuncture for stress

Stress activates our body’s fight or flight response. This response causes a cascade of hormonal and physiological changes meant to help us escape in the event of danger. However, our everyday stressors trigger our fight or flight constantly, wreaking havoc on our physical and mental health, and prematurely aging us.

Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, the feel good hormone that puts you in a euphoric state. This rush of euphoric feeling activates your parasympathetic nervous system switching your body from a state of "fight or flight" to a state of "rest and relaxation".  When you are in parasympathetic mode, your body functions properly and unleashes its innate healing ability.

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