A study published by the Journal of Endocrinology has proven Acupuncture reduced the stress response in an animal population. By utilizing just one acupuncture point on each side of the body with Electrical Stimulation, the study showed the animals has a lower degree of stress cascade from a cold water stimulus.
As an Acupuncturist, it has been clear for sometime that patient experience a state of relaxation during and following treatment. Research into the effects of acupuncture on the Endocrine system and the homeostasis of the body is an exciting compliment to the results found on the treatment table. The proven ability to mitigate the Cortisol response of the HPA Axis is critical to promoting health and reducing the deleterious effects of chronic stress.
This news should provide patients interested in the positive effects of acupuncture for stress, a reassurance that the treatment in more than skin deep and that actual metabolic and endocrine regulation is taking place.
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