We live in a stressful world, and navigating the demands of work and family life can make it all the more so. It’s fair to say that most of us have some degree of stress that we deal with on a daily basis. In fact, around 86% of working women in the US report having physical or mental symptoms associated with stress.

For some, the effects of stress take a bigger toll than others. Anxiety, depression, mental fatigue and insomnia are increasingly prevalent and can have a big impact on your overall well-being.

But stress isn’t the only culprit. Mood changes and sleep disturbances can also occur as a result of fluctuating hormones, such as in premenstrual tension, pregnancy or postpartum, and perimenopause. These hormonal changes are common causes of mood and sleep disruptions and are easily treated.

 Symptoms Include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression, Weepiness
  • Difficulty Falling or Staying Asleep
  • Easily Overwhelmed
  • Fatigue (Physical & Mental)
  • Irritability
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Low Libido
  • Muscle Tension, Joint Pain, TMJ
  • Palpitations
  • Poor Memory, Cloudy Thinking, Difficulty Concentrating
Fortunately, there is help. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are highly effective at treating mental-emotional conditions and improving sleep without the unwanted side effects of common prescription drugs. It does this by:
  • Down-regulating the central nervous system
  • Reducing cortisol levels
  • Enhancing serotonin uptake
  • Improving adrenal gland function
  • Improving the body’s stress response
  • Promoting restful sleep
For best results, we recommend weekly treatment for up to 6 weeks. This creates a cumulative effect that results in a stronger nervous system.

Testimonials

I’ve been a client here for the past few months as I undergo fertility treatments at the recommendation of my doctor. I’ve seen both Rachel and Maren, both of them are fantastic. I appreciate that they keep track of how things are going and talk through how I’m feeling to help tailor my treatment. I was apprehensive having never done acupuncture before. It was a bit weird at first, but Rachel explained everything very carefully to me. I highly recommend them!
I saw Kandace to help with fertility, hormone balance and uterine lining while undergoing IVF treatment. The process is so clinical, that seeing Kandace in her inviting office was a such a welcome break. She took the time to really get to know me in depth as a whole person and every session was able to emotionally meet me where I was that day. Some days I arrived in tears after failed cycles, and sometimes elated with good news. She always seemed to know just what I needed that day to walk out of her office feeling better. Thanks to her help with acupuncture, supplementation and general advise on fertility and wellbeing, I had a successful IVF cycle and am now pregnant with twins. I cant thank her enough for her help and would highly recommend her to others!
I’ve been seeing Julie Johnson for several months, and wholeheartedly recommend her! I appreciate that she has a deep understanding of western medicine, and can use that information to inform her acupuncture treatments. The treatment I’ve received has been excellent, and leave me feeling calmer, healthier, and less anxious. I highly recommend Well Woman Acupuncture!
I’ve been having acupuncture from Kandace for several months for massive inflammations in my body and depression. The results are absolutely amazing. With hard work on both our parts I am doing incredibly well. I now have the flexibility to move without continuous pain. I came there in tears on my first visit and now each time I leave with a big smile on my face! I will always trust Kandace and her loving, caring skills to see me thru difficult times. I look forward to seeing her each visit because I know I will leave there feeling better than I did when I came in. If I could give her 10 stars I would! ❤️
I have been seeing Julie since July and cannot express how happy I am working with her! She has helped immensely with menopause symptoms. She always asks lots of questions about how I am feeling and adjusts my treatments & herbs accordingly. She has brought me great relief! I highly recommend!
I am so impressed with Kandace and Well Woman Acupuncture! Whatever she does is pure magic. I was anemic and having very heavy periods when I first came to see her. My ob-gyn was already talking about serious steps like ablation and hysterectomy(!). I decided it couldn’t hurt to at least see if acupuncture could do anything – after all, I had used it nearly ten years before to help me get pregnant. Kandace is very thorough and you get the feeling that she really cares about taking care of you. In a matter of weeks, she had my periods back to normal and my anemia went away. Magic, I tell you! Plus, it’s such a fabulous, relaxing atmosphere that it really feels like you are getting some much-needed self-care time during treatment. I can’t recommend Well Woman Acupuncture enough!
Kandace has been an absolute breath of fresh air to work with. After a miscarriage left me dealing with anxiety, depression, and a possible PCOS diagnosis, a counselor recommended acupuncture and I found Kandace. The very first appointment, I cried because she asked such thoughtful questions and made me feel like someone was actually trying to see me as a whole person, not just a single problem at a time. She is so confident in her practice that I couldn’t help but feel 100% comfortable, even though this was my first time trying acupuncture. At every single visit, she is so friendly and welcoming and takes the time to talk about how you are feeling and is always thoughtful with her recommendations. After just a couple times seeing her, I was already seeing such a difference in my mood and cycle. Kandace comes alongside her patients as a true partner and is there with them every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend Well Women Acupuncture!
I have been seeing Julie since August and cannot express my appreciation for her and her care of me. She is always attentive and listens to how I am feeling and adjusts my treatments accordingly. She has brought me great relief. I would highly recommend!
Kandace is a very gifted acupuncturist. I went to her initially after reading her bio on her website and discovering that she specializes in treating PCOS which I have. Her education background is extensive and speaks to her incredible knowledge of women’s health and well-being. I started seeing her at 6 weeks pregnant knowing I needed all the support I could get to have a healthy full-term pregnancy. I saw her every week to ten days throughout my pregnancy. Every visit Kandace took time to talk to me and check-in with my body. Never once did I feel rushed like so many care providers make you feel these days. I could tell she was truly invested in making sure that my baby and I were healthy. She helped with all the pregnancy related symptoms like nausea, nose-bleeds, heartburn and body aches. Each time I would leave there feeling better and more supported than when I arrived. Any time I felt like I may be coming down with something she was there to give my body an extra boost. As the pregnancy was coming to an end, I knew that I had a big baby on board and that I did not want to be induced by my OB. At my request she helped me move things along naturally. I am happy to say that I went into labor naturally and had a successful VBAC. Kandace was there to provide support post-birth as well. Kandace is a truly compassionate practitioner and I highly recommend her!