The holidays are over — and it’s time to relax!
Acupuncture is a fantastic way to release built up stress, and head off tension before it starts to cause trouble.
Relieving tension is important for the sake of your health. Here’s why — too much tension in the body can result in disharmony and illness, causing blockages of energy in the body. There is a linked relationship between apparently mild symptoms such as “feeling a little tense” and it affecting different organs and bodily functions, and developing into potentially serious diseases.
Tension and stress affect different people in different ways. For some, the build up and stagnation of energy can cause muscle tension, pain, spasm and headaches. If the tension remains unresolved and is allowed to become chronic, it can lead to habitual anger, migraines and high blood pressure, among other symptoms.
In other people, it manifests as emotional tension. Energy can stagnate in the chest area, and heart palpitations and nervousness can occur, as well as feelings of anxiety or feeling distant emotionally. Among other factors, this can be caused by chronic unexpressed emotions such as anger or grief, poor breathing habits, smoking, and emotional excesses or habits.
Acupuncture is an ally for those looking to reduce stress and avoid health issues. Acupuncture treatments often have the quality of sleep and deep relaxation.
The treatment is communicating a message to the body, mind and spirit, asking it to process in a specific way. This is why an hour-long acupuncture treatment can often feel like an entire night of restful sleep, and why so much healing can be achieved. It is a condensed, directed sleep; utilizing the healing power of sleep in an efficient, guided way.Trauma, disappointment, guilt and uneasiness is able to be resolved within this state, and joy can take its place!
Acupuncture also 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. The end result is a place of peace; a solid foundation for managing stress. 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 and painless, and really can help in reducing stress and tension — you will feel so relaxed!
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