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Acupuncture for Stress Management

Stress related disorders a modern phenomenon?

Stress related disorders are one of the most common complaints we see as acupuncturists. It seems that these days, people are working much longer hours and leading more complicated lives. Often they are placing impossible demands on themselves and others. This in turn creates unnecessary stress that can have an impact on both a physical and emotional level. As a result, they often present with a wide range of symptoms. For some, these symptoms are short term for others however, they become chronic and somewhat debilitating. This in turn affects their capacity to lead normal lives.

Stress and its impact on the body

Essentially stress and anxiety are natural human responses. In fact our bodies are innately designed with mechanisms to adapt to stressful situations. This is commonly referred to as the flight or fight response. Such occurs when body’s sympathetic nervous system initiates a finely tuned sequence of hormonal changes in response to a threat or attack. Indeed, when we encounter stressors in our lives are bodies are programmed to deal with them. Once the stressor no longer remains the sympathetic nervous system disengages and the body switches back to a more normalised state where the parasympathetic nervous system dominates .

When we face persistent or prolonged periods of stress our bodies become locked in to flight or fight mode. When this happens, stress hormones such as cortisol and noradrenaline fail to switch off. This can lead to adverse reactions that permeate throughout the body. The impact of these changes are far reaching, affecting our digestive, reproductive, cardiovascular and hormonal systems as well as the brain. As a result, a wide range of stress related disorders/symptoms such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, palpitations, teeth grinding, jaw clenching and insomnia (just to name a few) can develop.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for stress

At Innate Harmony we are passionate about helping our patients manage and reduce stress in the lives. Indeed, we empower them to make positive changes directly aimed at stress reduction and the improvement of their wellbeing. We believe that we all encounter stressful situations at some point or other, the challenge is however, how we manage it. Targeting the many symptoms of stress related conditions, we formulate a treatment plan which includes acupuncture, herbs and supplements, dietary advice and lifestyle counselling tailored to the individual.

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Address: 214/100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne


Welcome to the Innate Harmony website: the website of Danielle Baker, Registered Acupuncturist (AHPRA). Danielle has been providing acupuncture services in East Melbourne for over 15 years. She offers expertise and experience utilising Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine to address a wide range of health concerns with a particular emphasis on women’s health, fertility, stress management and pain related disorders.

Service Areas

Melbourne, CBD, Richmond, South Yarra, Fitzroy, Carlton, Hawthorn, Kew, Prahran, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Toorak, Brunswick, Richmond.


Services Provided

Electro Acupuncture
Herbal Medicine (Pill and capsule formulas)
Chinese Dietary Therapy
Lifestyle Advice
Food as Medicine

To find out more about the conditions we treat, please call us on 96504111 to speak to Danielle directly or complete the online form.


Service Hours

Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 7.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 3.00pm
(IVF support treatments available outside these hours by appointment)
Address: 214/100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

Phone: (03) 9650 4111