At Augusta Acupuncture Clinic we have found a natural health program for relieving stress.

Some levels of stress may be necessary for one to be motivated enough to work, but high levels of stress are actually very dangerous and significantly weaken the immune system.

People are stressed now more than ever before. In fact, 80% of Americans admit that they’ve experienced at least one symptom of stress in the previous month and approximately 20% of the US population admit they are under constant stress.

Physical Symptoms of Stress

Some of the physical symptoms of stress include:


Low Energy




Nervousness & Shaking


Aches, Pains, & Tense Muscles


Chest Pain & Rapit Heartbeat




Frequant Colds & Infections


Loss Of Sexual Desire and/or Ability

How can Acupuncture Reduce My Stress Level?

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) states that “evidence for the use of acupuncture… to treat anxiety disorders is becoming stronger.” 

There are several ways that acupuncture can reduce stress.

 By targeting certain areas of the body, we can release natural endorphins that prompt your body to do what it was made to do. Releasing endorphins activates natural pain killers. The challenge with our modern world is that our stress levels, especially at work, tend to remain constant. Acupuncture serves as a reminder to your body to engage its natural healing properties.

Acupuncture Helps Stress

Stress is among the most common health issues. Intense stress lasts longer and influences the physical and emotional health of a person. Long term chronic stress can depression, mental health issues, personality disorders, stroke, heart attacks, high blood pressure, heart disorders, cardiovascular disease, obesity, eating disorders, menstrual problems, sexual dysfunction, hair & skin problems and gastrointestinal issues. 

Acupuncture has a strong positive effect on stress. According to study of Western Medicine, acupuncture discharges endorphins and activates natural painkillers of the body. Many acupuncture practitioners noticed that acupuncture can decrease stress in patients.

Stress interferes with the whole body’s pleasant flow of energy. Acupuncture may help to abide these energy blockages in the body. It is an ancient Chinese therapy that reduces the levels of proteins associated with chronic stress. It improves the energy flow throughout the body and eases the symptoms of stress.

Acupuncture provides a feeling of happiness, improved self esteem, higher ability to solve problems, clears decision making and thinking, better circulation and higher focus. All these benefits can help in relieving stress to an enormous extent.


How Does it Work?

Acupuncture decreases stress by releasing endorphins i.e. natural pain killer chemicals in the brain. This therapy improves blood circulation throughout the body and boosts the amount of oxygen in tissues. Some people experience a feeling of relaxation immediately after the insertion of the first needle. Most people describe their acupuncture experience as incredibly effective. Just a slight pinch of needle and they felt a sense of calm energy flow in the body. Some patients feel immediate stress reduction after a single session.

Conventional Approaches for Stress 

Your doctor might prescribe:

  • Sleeping pills or minor tranquillisers
  • Antidepressants
  • Medication to treat any physical symptoms of stress

At Augusta Acupuncture Clinic, our mission is to help you live a healthy life. Not just to “feel better” we want you to ACTUALLY BE BETTER!

    How can Dr. Sherrell Help Me?

    Dr. Sherrell deals with the body as a whole, rather than on individual “parts.” 

    Dr. Eric Sherrell at Augusta Acupuncture Clinic uses a wide array of Acupuncture & Chinese Medical modalities, Motor Point Dry Needling, to name a few. Very fine needles are carefully inserted into your skin. They aren’t just placed randomly, though. Dr. Sherrell uses his knowledge of “qi” and pressure points to know exactly where to place the needles.

    Your unique health care situation is of the utmost importance to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can benefit you. Together we can work toward achieving Optimal Health for You and Your Whole Family!

    How Can I Fix My Stress?

    At Augusta Acupuncture Clinic, we create a custom healing program for you.

    We want to make sure that you are going to maximize your results. Your treatment plan might include:


    Chinese Herbs

    Functional Medicine

    Lifestyle Changes

    I’m Ready! How can I Meet Dr. Sherrell?

    If you, or anyone you love is seeking an alternative that helps YOU and not just your eye then Augusta Acupuncture Clinic is for you.

    Please CONTACT US, or give us a call at (706)888-0707.

    Request A Consultation and Exam with Dr. Sherrell 

    See some of our Stress/Anxiety success stories below!

    “My anxiety caused muscle tension and has affected my sleep. Since I’ve been getting acupuncture, I’ve been sleeping well. The pain in various parts of my body hasn’t been there. Just the whole atmosphere . . . before you know it you are totally relaxed. I wish my sessions were like two hours! 45 minutes is just not long enough! It’s so refreshing.”
    “Well it’s definitely brought down my stress level and it’s helping me get to sleep a lot earlier than I was before. More sleep means I have more energy for activities throughout the day.”
    “I just wanted to be able to focus more clearly and have more energy. Acupuncture actually took away the pain that I did have. I had a little bit of knee pain and back pain, and that’s almost gone. It’s definitely helped me to focus more clearly and just my overall mindfulness. It changed my life, really. Acupuncture has made me a happier person.”
    “Acupuncture has made (fatigue) it much better. I can actually get through the day without having to take five meds. And my mood is much improved. Acupuncture has made it easier to do each day. I had about given up there for a while. I felt like I was at a crossroads, either giving up and dying or finding an out, and this was an out and it actually WORKED!”
    “Acupuncture has helped me immensely, it alleviates a lot of the pain, freezes up a lot of the pinch points and sore muscles. Acupuncture allows me to exercise and the exercise helps me manage a lot of work related stress. The acupuncture is a nice way of balancing the stress of work, the long hours, the exercise and just the general aches and pains that you get by living a normal life.”