Stress activates the body’s sympathetic nervous system triggering a 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 this response constantly. Repeated activation wreak havoc on our physical and mental health causing high blood pressure, insomnia, weight gain, premature aging, anxiety, just to name a few.
Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, the feel good hormone that puts you in an 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 your parasympathetic nervous system is switched on, your body functions properly.