You do not have to have an injury or be ill to benefit from acupuncture. Diet, exercise and rest acupuncture can help form a framework to live a longer, healthier, happier life. 

It is well known that acupuncture is effective for treating many different conditions, but now an increasing number of healthcare providers are recognizing the role cupuncture plays in the prevention of illness. Acupuncture can enhance immune function and help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. This alone makes it an incredible preventive measure for people of all ages and an excellent addition to any healthy regimen. Acupuncture is not only beneficial for creating a healthier body, but it also calms the mind, and can help improve your emotional well- being.

Katherine Binder | Astragalus Root Spleen | 2019 | Watercolor over graphite underdrawing on paper (18” x 24”)

As Reported in The Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicines: 

“Acupuncture has clinical efficacy on various autonomic nerve-related disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases, epilepsy, anxiety and nervousness, circadian rhythm disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and subfertility. An increasing number of studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can control autonomic nerve system (ANS) functions including blood pressure, pupil size, skin conductance, skin temperature, muscle sympathetic nerve activities, heart rate and/or pulse rate, and heart rate variability. Emerging evidence indicates that acupuncture treatment not only activates distinct brain regions in different kinds of diseases caused by imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic activities, but also modulates adaptive neurotransmitter in related brain regions to alleviate autonomic response.” 

In other words, acupuncture promotes deep relaxation and enables the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system or “rest, digest and recover” functions. The parasympathetic state is essential to restoring and maintaining health. Most people are too stressed and struggle to access this parasympathetic state, thus compromising their ability to fully heal. For this reason, just one or two acupuncture treatments a month can have a huge impact on sleep, mood, digestion, immunity and more. 

If you have further questions about how acupuncture can support a health body, mind and spirit or would like to discuss your health concerns with our acupuncturist, please feel free to call or email for an initial consultation.


2013; 2013: 267959.
Published online 2013 May 26. doi: 10.1155/2013/267959

Qian-Qian Li,  Guang-Xia Shi , Qian Xu, Jing Wang,  Cun-Zhi Liu , *  and  Lin-Peng Wang. (2013)

Acupuncture Effect and Central Autonomic Regulation. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 267959. 

Published online 2013 May 26. doi: 10.1155/2013/267959