Acupuncture for Stress

Stress
Acupuncture for stress

Modern life is full of frustrations, hassles, demands, and deadlines and for many, stress is so commonplace that it has become an expected way of life. In small doses, stress helps a person stay focused, energetic, and alert. In an emergency situation, it can save your life but beyond a certain point it stops becoming helpful and starts causing major damage to your mood, your productivity, your relationships, your health and your quality of life. Chronic long-term stress can possibly lead to other conditions such as depressionanxiety and insomnia.  Body aches such as neck pain, back pain, knee pain and other painful joints can also contribute to your stress load.

Not everyone is able to manage their stress loads, and some stressful situations are harder than anyone could manage, but acupuncture can help.  If you are wondering if acupuncture can help you then you only have to show up a few times for treatment and give yourself a chance to see positive changes.  You control the schedule.  Book an appointment online with Tona and begin the process towards a better quality of life.

How Stress Affects Your Life

Stress
Acupuncture for stress with muscle tension

Stress is a normal part of life, but when it gets out of hand or continues for too long, it can have serious effects on your life. The human body is designed to experience stress and respond to it. Some stress is good - it keeps us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger. It becomes negative when there is no relief from the stress or relaxation between.

Cognitive Indicators of Stress

  • Constant worrying
  • Problems with memory
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Negative thinking

Emotional Indicators of Stress

  • Short temper
  • Inability to relax
  • Sense of loneliness or isolation
  • Unhappiness or depression
  • Agitation or jumpiness

Physical Indicators of Stress

  • Unexplained pain
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heart rate
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent illness

Behavioral Indicators of Stress

  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Nervous habits
  • Eating too much or too little

The harmful effects of stress are aggravated when a patient turns to alcohol, tobacco or drugs to relieve the stress. Instead of achieving relaxation, the symptoms of stress are masked and the body remains in a stressed-out state. Long-term effects of stress include headaches, elevated blood pressure, accelerated breathing, and difficulty sleeping to name a few. Research also suggests that stress can bring on or worsen other diseases.

How Acupuncture treats Stress

Stress
Acupuncture for stress

Acupuncture, one of the world's oldest forms of medical treatment, is widely popular for treating stress. It works to activate the central nervous system to alter the body's systems and biological processes. It encourages the release of immune system cells and/or pain-killing chemicals. It stimulates the hypothalamus and pituitary glands to have a positive impact on multiple body systems.