Tree was trimmed, bells were rung, toasts were clinked, confetti is cleared and now it’s time to take a breather.
Acupuncture is a fantastic way to relax, and head off tension before it starts to cause trouble. People often come for acupuncture for other health reasons and discover they are deeply relaxed as part of the end result. It’s great to feel good! But relieving tension is important for many health reasons.
Acupuncture understands the 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.
Too much tension in the body can result in disharmony and illness. Tension causes blockages of energy in the body, and tension and stress affects 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.
As acupuncture works by moving and balancing energy in the body, it simultaneously makes the person feel more relaxed, and a state of deep relaxation supports the healing process of mind, body and spirit. When a patient is brought to a deep level of relaxation, experienced either as sleep or deep meditation, they are brought into an unconscious or semi-conscious state where the unconscious mind works to resolve that which is stuck. 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 yes, relaxing!
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