What Happens to Your Body When You Get Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a beneficial treatment for many symptoms, from stress to chronic pain. And lately, it’s becoming more accessible via public and private healthcare provision.

After One Appointment​

Acupuncture may decreases cortisol levels (cortisol is a stress hormone) and increases serotonin and dopamine (which make you feel happy), it’s a great antidote for a bad mood, improves energy levels and well as creating a feeling of calm and relaxation.

After One Month​

After a course of treatment patients often feel more lasting changes. Acupuncture is thought to give your immune system a boost, reduce mental stress and relax your muscles, which means you can also expect to sleep better.​

Many patients find acupuncture helps to soothe digestion issues; gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, IBS, etc. It has also been shown to ease the discomfort associated with menstruation and menopause. ​

Author: Mar De La Cruz. Registered Acupuncturist at Freedom Care Clinics. Mar De La Cruz is a Specialist Fertility Acupuncturist. In addition to her work at Freedom Care Clinics she treats patients at St James Hospital in Leeds, helping to reduce the symptoms of men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.