We’re all aiming for a happy holiday, and with acupuncture, stress can be a thing of yesteryear!
While it’s good to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the season, sometimes it seems too difficult — work stress, family stress, stress of any kind can build up, and often physical manifestations can take place.
Stress can show itself in a virtually unlimited number of ways, including headaches, muscle spasms, depression, insomnia, hypertension, and inappropriate social behavior, among many others. Increased heart rate, changes in breathing patterns, muscle tension and high blood pressure are common reactions from a change in brain chemistry that occurs with stress.
Acupuncture treatments help with insomnia, and eases many other stress related issues. It has the added benefit of re-uniting the body with the mind so that the flow of electricity, blood, lymph, and qi (life force) is harmonious in the body.
Acupuncture is used to unblock energy, and move it through channels in the body and either balance it or repel it from the body via the meridian system. This causes energy to flow freer in the channels of the body, allowing the person to feel more relaxed, balanced, and able to focus. Who couldn’t use that, this time of year? The end result is a place of peace; a solid foundation for managing stress.
During your acupuncture treatment, your relaxation hormones will kick in and muscle tension dissipate. Acupuncture helps to release neurotransmitters such as endorphins. They are our “feel good” hormones that invite relaxation and peacefulness during treatments.
Most patients will slip into a very relaxed state, some even fall asleep. Many people use it as a time to gather and clear their thoughts and allow their body to return to a more natural, harmonious state. When you leave, you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. The positive changes that occur as a result of an acupuncture session can last a long time, and are cumulative in effect.
There are many relevant point sites, and the choice depends on each person’s complete story of signs and symptoms. The treatment is gentle, painless, and relaxing. Lots of relief from even the first treatment!
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