sleep and psychiatric

Currently acupuncture is being used to treat conditions varying from depression and insomnia to substance addiction. Long touted for its benefits of decreasing stress and creating a deep sense of relaxation, researchers are now discovering that acupuncture can actually improve a range of symptoms in many psychological complaints. Research demonstrates the acupuncture treatments release serotonin, which helps regulate depression and mood disorders. Similarly, neuroimages of the brain show an activation of the brain that involves rest and recuperation and a decrease of activity in the limbic system (emotional brain), comparing it to a hypnotic effect.