The best electro acupuncture points for relaxation? Look no further, it's the Kidney 6. Also known as the “valium analog point,” kidney 6 is renowned for its ability to promote relaxation and reduce stress. In addition, electro-acupuncture at this point has been shown to be particularly effective in reducing anxiety and improving sleep quality.
How Does Kidney 6 Acupuncture Point for Relaxation Work?
Kidney 6 acupoint on the body can be used, or Kidney 6 acupoint on the ear can be used. There is not a huge difference in the outcome of whether you choose either of these acupuncture points. When located and needled precisely, it can help to regulate the nervous system and calm the mind. It's thought to work by increasing levels of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which has a calming effect.
What Does the Research Say About Using This Acupuncture Point?
A number of studies have investigated the efficacy of kidney 6 for relaxation. One study found that acupuncture at this point was associated with significant decreases in heart rate and blood pressure, along with reductions in anxiety and depression symptoms. Another study found that electro-acupuncture at kidney 6 was effective in reducing anxiety and improving sleep quality in a group of people with insomnia.
If you're looking for an electro-acupuncture treatment that can help your patients relax, kidney 6 is one of the best acupuncture points for relaxation. This point has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety and improving sleep quality, making it a good choice for those patients who struggle with stress or insomnia.
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– Dr Jeremy Steiner DAOM, MSc