Acupuncture – Clinically Proven to Balance Mood and Assist with Sleep

by Juanita Fuchs on May 4, 2016 · 0 comments



Days stacking up? Esteem taking a hit? Confidence at a low?

We can help you destress, feel energised, happy and relaxed.


Confidence and self-esteem can be difficult to get back once they’re gone. It’s like a catch twenty-two sometimes, you kind of need them to have them, without the confidence to say to yourself “hey! You’re doing great!” it can be hard to break the negative thought loops and self-talk that keep you feeling low.

Though, in my experience people who are experiencing low self-esteem or a lack of confidence in themselves often don’t realise that there is in fact a large physical component to this emotional imbalance, after all, our emotional psyche is built out of physical constituents and the chemical balances in our body play a significant role in our moods and reflection of ourselves and the world around us.

Most of us will have heard about serotonin and dopamine and the roles they play in feeling positive and content. When these neurotransmitters are ‘out of whack’ it can be difficult to foster a positive outlook, sure, coping strategies, psychology and perspective change is hugely beneficial, but without the underlying physiological components being in balance it can be like trying to bake a cake without ingredients, you’ve got the method but lack the materials!

That’s where Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help!

Acupuncture has been scientifically documented to regulate the serotonin/melatonin cycle of the body. This plays a role in improving sleep quality and duration which is vital in any sort of recovery, as sleep is when our body has a chance to evaluate and reset major components of wellbeing. Quality sleep is paramount to an improved standard of living and positive outlook.

Did you know that your body creates its own ‘feel good’ chemicals termed endogenous opioids? You may have heard of endorphins? Why do you feel happier after a little bit of exercise? That’s because exercise promotes endorphin release! Well, Acupuncture has been clinically demonstrated to promote the proliferation of several of the body’s endogenous opioids such as beta-endorphin, met-enkephalin and dynorphin.

Through the regulation and stimulation of these physiological pathways, Acupuncture can assist in restoring the physical components necessary to have you feeling great again.


Acupuncturist Ben Ludlow is experienced in assisting patients experiencing low self-esteem/confidence, mood disorders, insomnia, stress and anxiety. Book a one on one consultation and Ben will tailor a treatment plan based on your individual needs.

If you would like to discuss your treatment with Ben before booking please do not hestitate to call our friendly reception team on (07) 3366 7970 who would be happy to organise a time for Ben to call you for a five minute chat.  Or book online anytime at


Links to further reading:

D. Warren Spence, M.A. Leonid Kayumov, Ph.D., DABSM. Adam Chen, Ph.D. Alan Lowe, M.D. Umesh Jain, M.D. Martin A. Katzman, M.D. Jianhua Shen, M.D. Boris Perelman, Ph.D. Colin M. Shapiro, MBBCh, Ph.D., FRCP(C). 2004. Acupuncture Increases Nocturnal Melatonin Secretion and Reduces Insomnia and Anxiety: A Preliminary Report. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 16:1, 2004. View online at

Huijuan Cao, Xingfang Pan, Hua Li, and Jianping Liu. 2009. Acupuncture for Treatment of Insomnia: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Volume 15, Issue 11. View abstract online at

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Juanita is a dedicated practitioner who is passionate about her craft. Making a positive change in the health and wellness of a client is her primary focus. Working with Juanita you will come to view your health in a holistic manner and be guided to make changes that benefit you on a mental, spiritual and physical level.

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