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What is an AcuNap? And how does it help you heal?

Acupuncture is the best 20 minute nap you'll ever have but why? Why do acupuncture patients get such a rejuvenating restful nap in just 20 minutes?!

Let's look at the Science!!

When people are stressed, their body is in something called "fight or flight" which is also known as sympathetic mode. This is your body being on high alert all the time and it leaves you feeling physically and emotionally drained.

Acupuncture takes you out of "fight or flight" and shifts your body into "rest and digest" which is also known as parasympathetic mode. This changes your brain from "GO-GO-GO" and eases you into a state of deep relaxation. This is why so many patients get such a fantastic nap in just 20 minutes.

This might sound like a nice bonus perk of acupuncture treatment (and it is!!) but rest is also essential for healing. A lot of tissue repair and healing occurs when we sleep, especially when it is a good, deep, restorative sleep.

How does Acupuncture Achieve this?

Acupuncture treatment modulates your brain's neurotransmitters. It releases your body's feel good hormones, such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine in order to down regulate your body's sympathetic response and allows you to rest and heal.

If you feel like your mind and body are going nonstop, come try out an AcuNap for yourself. You'll be glad you did!

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