"I feel so relaxed" is one of the most common responses my patients report after acupuncture treatment. Stress, anxiety are gone with acupuncture!
Stress Definition:Stress can affect every person differently. It can manifest by affecting our emotions causing panic, overwhelmed feeling, depression, anxiety, or fear. Stress can cause IBS, headaches, muscle tension as well as poor sleep, trouble focusing, and even low energy.
Stress has many causes which may include: work related stressors, environmental, or changes in lifestyle, job, or relationship.
Symptoms of stress manifest differently in each person but common symptoms include:
- muscle tension
- muscle spasms
- poor sleep
- low energy
- trouble concentrating
- increased consumption of alcohol, food, or caffeine
Stress is one of the conditions that Acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat. Most people feel a sense of calm and relaxation during and after acupuncture treatments and are more equipped to handle stress.
Acupuncture can help with stress by helping to calm the mind, harmonize emotions, and training the body to better adapt to stress and stress-induced situations. Other techniques used to help with stress are implementing daily routines of effective breathing exercises, herbs/supplements to balance neurotransmitters, biofeedback, and use of essential oils to help relax and calm the body and mind.