Acupuncture for Stress
When I first moved from Manhattan to Colorado I thought everyone I met was mellow in comparison with New Yorkers. Before long I recognized the signs of stress were muted but still present.
We cannot deny the times we live in are stressful. On top of that the speed of technological advances, the preponderance of entertainment and news media outlets, the changing economy and global unrest, things out of our individual control, all feed contribute to our stress.
What can we do about it? Well, no one’s coming to help us so we have to take the bull by the horns and DO something to mitigate it. Meditate. Exercise – and be consistent. Find a great psychotherapist and talk it out. Try a range of mind-body exercises, from yoga to tai qi or qigong to dance. Paint. Write. Go to the movies. Meet up with a friend. Take a walk in nature. Get some acupuncture.
Why acupuncture? Because it can really help you get your stress responses under control. You’ll never eliminate stress – we need a certain amount of stress in our lives and some of it is good. But if we can turn down the external noise in our lives, emptying our minds and relax our bodies as an everyday practice, we can change and improve the quality of our lives.
What does acupuncture do to help reduce stress? Acupuncture allows a moment’s pause, allowing you to make better decisions in your life, including your health. Say someone cuts you off driving down a speeding highway. After the initial reaction, instead of silently cursing them out you might shift back into the reverie you were having about your day ahead.
How does acupuncture work on my stress? Acupuncture works on your nervous system to calm it down, inside and out.
- On the inside, acupuncture impacts the neuroendocrine system subtly, blocking neurochemicals that are harmful and balancing hormone and neurotransmitter levels naturally.
- Acupuncture reduces anxious feelings naturally by affecting the part of the brain that regulates emotions.
- On the outside, acupuncture relaxes your muscles, giving you a break from constant tension and allowing you to feel comfortable inside your own body.
If you find you’re experiencing stress daily, and think it’s time you did something about it, take the first step with any of the suggestions listed above. If you find yourself overthinking, overeating, not getting solid sleep, getting headaches, feeling tense, and easily irritated, acupuncture can be a doorway to experiencing life in a different way. In three sessions or more you’ll be able to “jump tracks” from being reactive to responsive; acupuncture works cumulatively so give it at least 3 sessions to reap the greatest benefit from it.
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