Acupuncture for Mental + Emotional Health

Mental and Emotional Health is imperative to the health of the whole body. There are numerous challenges to navigating our daily lives impacting how we feel about ourselves and our internal/external environments.

Whether your mental and emotional health has been acknowledged by a professional or no one, acupuncture provides a way to connect to your body, mind, and spirit.

An acupuncture session helps by releasing tension in your body, calming your mind, and regulating your central nervous system.

Western Medical Diagnosis

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, often without the need for medications that come with undesirable side effects.

CONDITIONS: General Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

General Feelings

By bringing your body's harmony and balance back into alignment, acupuncture helps to create a positive space for the mental healing process.

CONDITIONS: life feels like a burden, too exhausted to get anything done, why me, anxious, panic attacks, anxiety attacks


Acupuncture can assist the body in recovering from the physical effects of post-traumatic stress disorder by reducing anxiety and calming the nervous system.

CONDITIONS: gun violence, secondary trauma, childhood trauma, generational trauma, sexual assault, pregnancy loss, assault, harassment, job loss, death of a loved one, loss of a pet, addiction recovery, grieving

If you do not see your condition listed, contact us to schedule a phone consultation to find out if we can help.

Common Questions

You will not experience pain with acupuncture. You may experience warmth, heaviness, tingling, or other sensations in and around the needle site.

Success Story: Anxiety

Left quote mark

When I first stepped foot in the doors of Essential Acupuncture back in April, I was going through a terribly difficult time- experiencing anxiety and frequent panic attacks for the first time in my life. I was determined to find a natural treatment plan, and Leigh was exactly what I was looking for. She is caring, calming, nonjudgmental, and so knowledgeable about her field. She takes her time with me and truly customizes each treatment. Within a few weeks, she had me feeling grounded and back to my normal self.

Right quote mark

Our acupuncture clinic in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood has helped hundreds of people naturally heal with safe drug-free therapies.