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Acupuncture for Stress Reduction
If you suffer from stress, you understand how it makes you feel – tense, nervous, unable to relax, a sense of dread, fearing the worst, issues with sleep, and more. Stress and trauma are common triggers for many people. It can cause emotional and physical damage to your body. Acupuncture can help.
Stress plays a vital role in developing almost all diseases or pathologies. Stress reduces the body’s ability to concentrate, weakens the immune system, causes sleep disruption, and may increase the risk of a heart attack. Stress is common in many gastrointestinal conditions, such as heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and stomach ulcers.
Oxidative stress and inflammation, resulting from chronic stress, accelerate the aging process by shortening telomeres, the protective end caps of DNA strands, causing accelerating aging. Chronic stress contributes to imbalances of the hormones cortisol and DHEA. It manifests in fatigue, reduced mental clarity, and compromised health. That is why it’s essential to control and restructure that imbalance.
According to Oriental Medicine:
- The liver controls the smooth flow of Qi (chee) and emotions and nourishes the tendons. When the liver meridian becomes blocked, it will disrupt the flow of Qi and blood throughout the body. That imbalance can be caused by improper diet, stress, anger, and alcohol and can be manifested by depression, insomnia, aggression, and PMS.
- The spleen function in Oriental Medicine is to transform food into QI and blood. It can be affected by overconcentration, worry, or certain foods.
- The heart’s function is pumping blood through the body, and it’s the “home of the Spirit.” If it’s imbalanced, symptoms can be anxiety, palpitation, insomnia, overexcitement, and unrest.
Ancient Chinese medicine describes an energy force called Qi (chee) that regulates the body’s overall health. Qi moves throughout the body via pathways like blood in the circulatory system.
When factors such as stress and anxiety disrupt the flow of Qi, health issues follow. While acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, it is a modern method to heal the mind and body, reduce stress, and calm anxiety.
Qi is just a metaphor for our metabolic function or the normal chemical reactions in our bodies. Therefore, acupuncture can restore the balance of Qi, resulting in better overall health.
How Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety Works
People are constantly under stress and pressure, often leading to serious health issues. If you suffer from anxiety, managing it can be challenging. Conventional treatments often include psychotherapy and medication. However, some prescription drugs can have severe side effects and sometimes lead to dependency. So, how does acupuncture for anxiety work?
Acupuncture stimulates specific points to improve health and well-being. Depending on where the needle is placed, acupuncture can cause the nervous system to produce natural painkilling chemicals, the beta-endorphins, and enkephalins in the brain or spinal cord, or stimulate the part of the brain that controls emotions.
Acupuncture stimulates the release of norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and several types of opioids, affecting changes and normalizing the autonomic nervous system. It relaxes the body and regulates serotonin in the brain, affecting emotional states.
Why Choose Acupuncture?
At Body Mind Wellness Acupuncture, our goal is to help you feel better, heal and balance the body and soul, look your best and laugh again. If you suffer from chronic anxiety, acupuncture can help! Our acupuncturists continuously study and expand our knowledge, skills, and techniques to make our sessions more valuable for your health, wellness, and beauty.
Our treatment is based on knowledge of Modern Science and Oriental Medicine. Deep relaxation treatments are the secret to understanding, restoring your balance, and developing a foundation of well-being.
For thousands of years, acupuncture has been a safe, natural, drug-free method for providing immediate and long-lasting benefits.
It does not have any known interference with any medications you may be taking. Acupuncture is recognized by the leading National and International Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in treating arthritis, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, facial pain, fibromyalgia, MS, sciatica, sprains, TMJ, and more.
Acupuncture with Guided Meditation
This is to help you release unpleasant emotions, treat your spirit, and return to harmony and peace within yourself. Holistic, modern research-based practices can help you heal, reduce stress, and bring you peace and harmony, even when you feel you have lost hope.
We also provide Hypno-acupuncture. It helps by unlocking the power of the subconscious mind allowing you to process your emotions and find clarity and meaning. It will bring you into the present moment, reduce stress, anxiety, and other negative emotions, and relax your body and mind.
Contact Body Mind Wellness Acupuncture
Contact Body Mind Wellness Acupuncture today to schedule your consultation if you suffer from chronic anxiety. We treat not only the symptoms but also the root of the problem and help your body achieve the balance it requires for optimal emotional and physical health. We take time to listen to your health concerns and provide honest answers and natural solutions. Your treatment is individual and tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.