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NuLife Stress, Anxiety & Depression Programs


NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic Programs are all-natural healing alternative that assists you in identifying, isolating, and dealing with the primary causes of stress in your daily life so you can gain control you need when dealing with work, relationship or domestic issues.

In recent years, healthcare practitioners have been placing greater emphasis on mental health and well-being. There has never been a time where sustaining good mental health has been so critical.  Finding effective methods for identifying and resolving mental health issues when they emerge is at the forefront of wellness discussions. Almost everyone has encountered anxiety, stress, depression at some point in their lives. Struggles with poor mental health can range from brief episodes of concern in certain circumstances, to prolonged periods of anxiety or depression that interrupt daily functioning. While the level of mental health varies significantly across individuals, there are effective therapy options to help improve the quality of life for those suffering from poor mental health.

A Statistics Canada survey from the Survey on COVID-19 and Mental Health (SCMH) indicate that one in four (25%) Canadians aged 18 and older screened positive for symptoms of depression, anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in spring 2021, up from one in five (21%) in fall 2020. (1)

Depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions may be treated using a variety of tools and techniques. Acupuncture, laser acupuncture/low level laser therapy, photobiomodulation, electroacupuncture & cupping have all been found to be beneficial additions to the several therapeutic methods available to persons overcoming mental health difficulties naturally.



Traditional Western Mental Health 


From a Western viewpoint, the optimal method of treating mental health is a mix of psychological counselling and medication. Psychological counselling entails collaborating with a therapist to alleviate anxiety, stress or depression symptoms via the acquisition of skills and tactics for increasing comfort and confidence in anxiety-provoking circumstances. This sort of treatment, generally referred to as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), is the most successful method of treating anxiety disorders (2).

Our Programs is not one-size-fits-all. Both conventional and supportive therapy can assist in relieving a variety of mental health issues. At NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic, we believe that the most effective approach to mental wellness is a comprehensive one.

Patients can benefit more from a combination of conventional therapies such as medication and counselling, along with supportive therapies such as acupuncture and low-level laser. Taking a combined approach provides a greater chance of success than using a single method approach.

Acupuncture, when used in conjunction with other mental health therapies, can be an extremely useful tool for individuals seeking to manage and relieve mental health issues. As such, it is something that individuals suffering from certain mental health issues might explore as a supplement to their treatment approach.

How Can Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Laser Acupuncture Treat Mental Health Disorders


Mental health issues can cause chaos on your everyday life. They have an impact on an individual’s beliefs, emotions, relationships, and capacity to cope with everyday stresses.

Depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and bipolar disorder are all common mental health concerns. These and other challenges can affect individuals from all different walks and stages of life.

At NuLife laser & Wellness Clinic, laser acupuncture treatments can leave patients feeling calm and with a heightened sense of well-being. This aids in the treatment of symptoms associated with chronic stress caused by poor mental health.

The release of endorphins by the body during acupuncture assists in reducing pain sensations and increasing lymphatic and blood circulation. This improves the quantity of oxygen provided to the tissues and supplies them with the nutrients they need to operate properly.

Additionally, this procedure can aid in the clearance of waste materials while increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the body’s tissues.

Cortisol, the body’s major stress hormone, as well as blood pressure and resting heart rate, may also be decreased with acupuncture.

According to a study from the University of Arizona, after eight weeks of therapy, over 50% of the research participants reported no longer experiencing depression. Additionally, research indicates that acupuncture can have a beneficial impact on blood pressure and heart rate.

More significantly, acupuncture may also have a beneficial impact on the sympathetic nervous system, which governs the body’s stress response. This translates to patients experiencing long lasting relief from the effects of chronic stress.

Acupuncture / Laser Acupuncture & TCM Benefits for Stress and Anxiety


Generally, anxiety is defined by continuous sensations of unease, concern, and even fear. It has the potential to significantly disrupt an individual’s daily life for a prolonged length of time. (3)

One of the three ways anxiety might show itself is via one’s thoughts, behaviour, or physical symptoms . The sympathetic nervous system, sometimes known as the “fight or flight” reaction, is responsible for the physical symptoms. Rapid heartbeat and breathing, perspiration, nausea, pressure in the chest, lightheadedness, or heavy legs are some of the symptoms that result.

In Acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine, any kind of mood or mental imbalance, such as anxiety, is seen as a symptom of an overall poor health. When a person suffers from anxiety, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) explains it as a disruption of the individual’s “Shen” (or spirit). This is often associated with obvious physiological symptoms (e.g., heart palpitations, perspiration, and insomnia) and can be treated similarly to other health concerns. The “imbalance” that TCM perceives in anxiety disorders is comparable to what Western medicine refers to as sympathetic nervous system hyperactivity, as discussed above. As a result, the purpose of TCM therapy is to balance the sympathetic nervous system in order to alleviate anxiety symptoms and prevent their recurrence in the future.

Acupuncture can be beneficial for persons who are experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety problems. Acupuncture’s stress-relieving properties also aid in emotional modulation, mood regulation, and general sensations of well-being. Acupuncture works by relieving accumulated stress over time. Acupuncture works by re-establishing energy flow, which, when disrupted, can manifest as stress and anxiety symptoms.

Acupuncture can aid those who are suffering symptoms of anxiety or different types of stress problems. Several of these conditions include the following:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and more

According to a 2013 research, acupuncture “not only stimulates diverse brain areas in various disorders characterised by an imbalance of sympathetic and parasympathetic activity, but also regulates adaptive neurotransmitters in related brain regions to alleviate autonomic response” (5). This suggests that acupuncture treatments can assist in balancing abnormal neurotransmitter activity associated with anxiety feelings. One way it does this is by balancing prefrontal cortex activity (in favour of the left), which results in relaxation (6). Additionally, acupuncture uses specific ear point protocols to greatly reduce anxiety (7).

Acupuncture/Laser Acupuncture Benefits for Depression


Along with assisting individuals suffering from stress and anxiety-related conditions, acupuncture also benefits those suffering from depressive disorders. As such, it provides an alternative to the majority of conventional depression therapies, focusing on those who may be suffering treatment-resistant depression.

Acupuncture, in particular, serves to relieve depression symptoms by stimulating parts of the body involved for the regulation of important emotion-managing hormones. As a consequence, it aids in the release of mood-boosting endorphins, resulting in sensations of happiness and aiding in emotional control.

NuLife laser & Wellness Clinic’s Approach to Better Mental Health Using Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine


Acupuncture & Laser Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy that can be used in conjunction with other mental health treatments.   Outpatient clients at NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic can benefit not just from the supplemental support that acupuncture gives to treatment, but also from a variety of other supportive treatments.

A Comprehensive Approach to Treating Stress & Anxiety


Acupuncture / Low Level Laser Therapy can be an extremely effective addition to more conventional mental health therapies. It provides a tailored approach to treating people who are struggling with some of the most common mental health issues.

When combined with other therapy modalities, acupuncture can help lay the groundwork for long-term health and disease-free living.

Finding the Right Acupuncture Professional


NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic offers a variety of treatments to assist people in overcoming mental health issues. Acupuncture must be administered properly in order for you to benefit from its potential advantages.

Acupuncture practitioners are required to complete an extensive training process in order to obtain certification.  To assist with the treatment of mental and other health disorders, you should only engage with a trained acupuncture therapist.

Understanding the many advantages of acupuncture will assist you in determining if it should be included in your overall treatment strategy. When combined with other therapy modalities, acupuncture can assist you in achieving your goals.

Investing time in locating the appropriate therapy and health care practitioner may save you money in the long run and guarantee that your acupuncture treatment has the desired and beneficial outcomes.

If you’re interested in learning more about how acupuncture and low laser treatment might assist you in resolving your personal health concerns, visit NuLife laser & wellness clinic now.



  1. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/mood-anxiety-disorders-canada.html
  2. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20168146
  3. Government of Canada. Human Face of Mental Health and Mental Illness in Canada.Ottawa (Ontario); Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada; 2006. 188 p. Cat. No. HP5-19/2006E.
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3677642/
  5. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4939-3023-4_37
  6. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acu.2014.1036

“I was watching TV one night and saw a feature on cold laser therapy, and to my surprise, they offered treatments for stress management. I came across NuLife Laser and Wellness center and decided to give it a try. What did I have to lose? Nothing else seemed to be working. It was noninvasive and really successful. I felt and immediate effect on my whole system. I was able to relax, my mind was clear, I was able to think. It was remarkable. If they were looking for a poster-boy I would apply, if it weren’t for the fact that I am back to work again, full tilt….and most importantly, in full health.”

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