Acupuncture & Stress Management
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is a very effective treatment for stress relief. This type treatment offers a non-drug approach for stress management!
How does stress affect our body?
Regardless of your lifestyle, finding the right stress relief treatment is important in maintaining a healthier and better quality of life! Constant stress on our bodies can affect its ability to maintain equilibrium. Many symptoms of chronic stress that one may experience include headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, insomnia, and digestive problems. Additional effects of stress on the body can include high blood pressure and high blood glucose levels. Stress can also have a strong emotional influence on a person.
How does acupuncture help?
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has a history of treating stress-related disorders. Treatment is proven to reduce stress and its associated symptoms. The goal of acupuncture is to restore equilibrium by treating the source of the problem and the person as a whole rather than the symptoms themselves.
Treatment involves the use of fine needles to stimulate acupoints and meridians. This helps to restore the body’s equilibrium by improving the flow of Qi (“chee”). Qi references our body’s energy system. This stimulation sends signals to the brain to release endorphins, our body’s natural pain killers. Endorphins work by making us feel more relaxed and happy. Oxytocin is also released, a hormone that regulates the parasympathetic nervous system into a state of rest and relax. Acupuncture increases the release of feel good hormones and reduces stress hormones like cortisol. This helps in regulating and maintaining our emotional responses and brings relief from stress, pain and even inflammation.
If you are suffering from stress and haven’t been able to find the relief you’ve been needing, consider seeing an acupuncturist to help you finally feel like your best self! Speak with our talented acupuncturist here at Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic to find the treatment that best works for your needs.