One of the things Chinese Medicine and acupuncture has to offer modern society is its ability to help regulate the nervous system. Whether from day to day stress, a traumatic event, pain, lack of sleep, etc., the nervous system can get stuck in the sympathetic state. When this happens, the body is unable to drop down into its parasympathetic mode, where most deeper healing and restoration happens.
A traumatic event, physical or emotional, large or small, can scatter the energy of the body, disrupting homeostasis. The natural rhythms of the body can be affected, and over time create various issues. Acupuncture can help gather the qi of the body and help regulate and re-stabilize the nervous system, supporting the body back into a state of balance.