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Stress, Anxiety, Sleep Issues and Depression

Acupuncture Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

Acupuncturist in Brisbane

Stress, Anxiety, Sleep Issues and Depression are the most common mental disorders worldwide, especially in women (1). As more research is done into these conditions, acupuncture is being acknowledged more and more as one of the complementary therapies shown to assist people in relieving and managing the symptoms (2). Our practitioners are expertly trained in the use of acupuncture to help relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety, sleep issues and depression. However, where medications are involved, it is important to check with your GP when seeking assistance to alter the need for these medications through using complementary therapies.

Through acupuncture and other treatments we aim to bring these issues back into natural balance by releasing any blockages in the meridians that may be exacerbating emotional difficulties. We have many patients who work in high-stress occupations and who have histories of emotional disturbance. With Acupuncture treatments, we may be able to assist you in maintaining your emotional wellbeing.

Helping you deepen your understanding of your condition through education and advice, so you can take control of your health.

We help people like you every day

In Australia, anxiety is the most common mental health condition (5), with an average of one in four (one in three women and one in five men) people experiencing it.

On average about one in six women and one in eight men suffer from some level of depression. Acupuncture can assist you in maintaining a healthy state of mind and may help in the management of symptoms related to anxiety and depression.

People we treat:

We want to assist anyone who is suffering from stress, anxiety, sleep issues and depression. Far too many people unnecessarily experience these conditions following life events, such as:

  • A death in the family
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Separation or divorce
  • Work stress
  • Changing residence
  • Retirement/redundancy
  • Loss of job
  • Caring for an ill loved one
  • Domestic stress
  • Domestic violence
  • Serious illness
  • Physical injuries
  • Life changes
  • Stress associated with financial problems
  • Bankruptcy
  • Injury
  • Illness
  • IVF difficulties
  • Impotence (males)
  • Inability to conceive (male and female)
  • Postnatal depression
  • Caring for an ill loved one
  • Financial stress
  • Loneliness
  • Isolation
  • Gynaecological problems (female)
  • Miscarriage

Do You Need Help With?

We see the results in our clinic every day, showing more and more people just like yourself, that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine may assist our patients to manage the symptoms associated with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Insomnia or sleep difficulties
  • Teariness
  • Nervousness
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Irritability and frustration

 Helping you to understand and manage your condition through treatment, education, and advice

Acupuncture & Moxibustion for Stress, Anxiety, Sleep Issues and Depression

Chinese Medicine elements, such as Moxibustion, Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, may assist to ease and manage the symptoms of Stress, Anxiety, Sleep Issues and Depression. Our practitioners train multiple times a year with internationally renowned experts to assist you in these areas. This is only possible through having a solid foundation & deep understanding of Chinese Medical theories & techniques. We understand that traditionally, anxiety is seen as the result of an imbalance of the kidneys and the heart. Acupuncture can assist by harmonising this imbalance through the use of Acupuncture points associated with the kidneys, heart and spleen – which all relate to anxiety. In a recent comprehensive literature review (3) Acupuncture was proven to compare favourably with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is often used by psychologists in the treatment of anxiety. Another study (4) on rats found stress hormones were lower after receiving electro-Acupuncture.

Clinical Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle Advice for Stress, Anxiety, Sleep Issues & Depression

Nutritional Medicine is a somewhat new field within the complementary health industry. To be accredited, you need to complete a three-year full time degree in Nutritional Medicine, become an accredited member of an association and continue professional education. Our practitioners are fully accredited and trained in all aspects of this important area, and are advocates that nutrition (8), exercise and lifestyle all play a vital part in everyone’s emotional health. Our clinical nutritionist will look at your health holistically, taking into account the effects of nutritional, spiritual, physical (7), environmental, and emotional factors.

Psychology for Stress, Anxiety, Sleep Issues and Depression

These four states, anxiety, stress, sleep disturbance and depression, are all linked and seem to bounce off one another, due in part to the mind-body connection. Negative attitudes, hopelessness, and helplessness tend to unbalance the body’s hormonal system and may deplete brain chemicals needed for us to feel happy or calm. Anxiety, stress and depression feed into other areas and can therefore affect our immune system, for example (9). Acupuncture, Meditation, Yoga and other complementary activities may also assist to alter these negative states of mind, and our practitioners are here to support you, as team, on your path to better physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.


  1. Acupuncture for Treating Anxiety and… (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261841232_Acupuncture_for_Treating_Anxiety_and_Depression_in_Women_A_Clinical_Systematic_Review [accessed Apr 27 2018].
  2. McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised edition). Brisbane: Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd; 2017. http://www.acupuncture.org.au
  3. Errington-Evans, N. (2011). Acupuncture for anxiety. CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics, 18(4), 277-284. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-5949.2011.00254.x
  4. Eshkevari, L., Permaul, E., & Mulroney, S.E. (2013). Acupuncture blocks cold stress-induced increases in the hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal axis in the rat. Journal of Endocrinology, 217(1), 95-104. doi: 10.1530/JOE-12-040
  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007. Cat. no. (4326.0). Canberra: ABS.
  6. Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007. Cat. no. (4326.0). Canberra: ABS.
  7. Phongsavan P, Merom D, Bauman A, Wagner R. Mental illness and physical activity: therapists’ beliefs and practices [letter]. Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2007; 41: 458-459.
  8. Sanchez-Villegas A, Delgado-Rodriguez M, Alonso A, et al. Association of the Mediterranean dietary pattern with the incidence of depression: the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra/University of Navarra follow-up (SUN) cohort. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2009; 66: 1090-1098.
  9. Edna Maria VissociReiche, Sandra Odebrecht Vargas Nunes, Helena KaminamiMorimot, Stress, Depression, the Immune System, and Cancer, The Lancet, October 2004. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470204504015979#!

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