Emotional well being

Benefits of acupuncture for anxiety & depression:


Research suggests that between 1-30% of the global population suffers from some form of anxiety.

You do not have to choose between taking a holistic approach to mental health or a western medical approach because they can work beautifully together. We support your choices and goals and are happy to work in conjunction with your doctor and therapist. You can often benefit from acupuncture even while on medication, and we can work to help support you to feel your best.

 Acupuncture releases the body’s “feel good” hormones (endorphins) while slowing the body’s production of stress hormones, to foster a state of relaxation and tranquility.

  • Releases endorphins (feel good hormones)

  • Promotes relaxation and lowers cortisol

  • Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest mode)

  • Balances the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenals axis

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Quiets the mind

  • Regularizes mood

  • Improves sleep quality

  • Supports energy levels

Psychology Session

A 2016 systematic review with over 400 randomised patients concluded that the effects from acupuncture for treating anxiety have been shown to be significant as compared to conventional treatments.

Willing to feel like yourself again? Schedule an appointment today!

About us

At taproot acupuncture & herbs, we believe in attentive care and excellent treatment by highly trained and experienced acupuncturists.

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First time visit

First time patients can expect a 90-minute visit. The practitioner will first listen in-depth to your history and concerns. The treatment then consists of acupuncture and other modalities as determined.

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For each visit

  • Wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing

  • Have eaten a little (do not come hungry)

  • Always arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment and allow time to fill out first-time patient paperwork 

Find us

90 North Baldwin ave, suite 3

Sierra Madre, CA 91024

(626) 841-2991


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