MENTAL HEALTH

Living in today’s fast-paced society, we constantly receive stress signals from our phones, computers, televisions, the news, work and an ever growing list of new sources. Furthermore, the foods that we consume and the products that we use only worsen our body’s innate ability to cope with stress. Studies show that 25% of US adults will experience a diagnosable mental illness within a given year, as our DNA is not adapted to these novel sources of stress and these environments.

The services provided at Synergy are beneficial to mental health in many ways. Primarily, they regulate the autonomic nervous system by shifting us from sympathetic dominant state (fight or flight) to a more relaxed parasympthatic state (rest and digest). This shift reduces symptoms of stress such as high cortisol levels, blood pressure and heart rate. This may directly impact your reliance on pharmacological therapies such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety agents and mood stabilizers. Fewer medications means fewer nasty side effects.

Our patients will tell you that their acupuncture sessions are the most relaxing and stress reducing hours of their week.

Mental Health at Synergy

 Acupuncture does not only effectively treat the body, but the mind as well. It is an essential supplement to the treatment of mental health. The endorphins released during acupuncture reduce stress and promote relaxation. Acupuncture also helps transition your nervous system from a sympathetic state (fight or flight) to a parasympathetic state (rest and digest), calming the mind and improving one’s quality of sleep. Just as stress is the culmination of pressure and anxiety over time, stress management must be the combination of relaxation and restoration over time, which is exactly what acupuncture offers.

Cupping therapy approaches mental health in a similar fashion as traditional massage, targeting tension within the body caused by everyday stressors and anxieties. It also helps activate the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and combating anxiety.

Electro-acupuncture is therapeutic towards stress, anxiety and depression in a similar fashion as traditional acupuncture; it allows your mind and body to rest and reset on a deeper level.

IASTM can be used to target specific muscle groups that are tensed up due to stress and anxiety. It is also normal for physical pain to further amplify stress, anxiety and depression. By addressing the physical element of stress, your body can then prioritize your mental health.

Percussion therapy can be used to target specific muscle groups that are tensed up due to stress and anxiety. It is also normal for physical pain to further amplify stress, anxiety and depression. By addressing the physical element of stress, your body can then prioritize your mental health.