Stress Related Problems
Stressed? Here’s How Acupuncture Can Help
Countless studies have shown that stress can bring a detrimental impact to the body. Various illnesses develop due to stress that arises from work, or relationships with people.
According to the American Institute of Stress, the consequences of stress include violence or rage, absenteeism at work, frequent quarrels and misunderstandings with people, diminished productivity, and increasing medical expenses.
Most people complain of back pain, headaches and feeling fatigued, which are the physical manifestations of stress. Also, this condition can disrupt lives, affecting one’s mental health and well-being.
How Acupuncture Works for Stress Relief
Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture Clinic in Gainesville works with various clients to help improve their quality of life. And this includes minimizing the effects of daily stressors through acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and it is regarded as a good option for stress relief. It is rooted in the Chinese belief that when the body’s energies are blocked, it becomes deficient and unbalanced, thus, causing physical and mental stress. It’s growing in popularity in Western countries as more people come to experience its benefits.
Acupuncture is centered on the stimulation and activation of specific pressure points in the body using hair-thin needles. This works to unblock pathways that deliver hormones in the bloodstream. These pressure points could be between the eyebrows, the wrists, or breastbone.
Having Trouble Sleeping Through The Night or Feeling Tired All The Time? It Does Not Have To Be This Way!
At our clinic, we use acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine to help busy people to handle their life with less stress. We have successfully helped people to get enough sleep and stay energetic throughout the day so they can do their job, take care of their families, and still have some energy left to have fun.
Acupuncture for managing stress-related problems
Modern life is stressful and if we are not careful we could become victims of being overburdened. Insomnia, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, and tinnitus are all signs of our body responding to stress. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can reduce stress and build up our body’s energy and immune system, by lowering the activity of the overactive sympathetic nervous system (SNS). SNS is is responsible to mediating the neuronal and hormonal stress respose (fight-or-flight response). While it is essential to our survival, when SNS is overactivated it causes all kinds of problem, most of which are referred as stress disorders.
One of the most severe stress disorders is PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) that many soldiers suffer. The US military have used acupuncture successfully to help PTSD patients to return to normal life. Most we civilians do not go through the life and death situations that the combat soldiers do. Our stress symptoms, therefore, are a little easier to treat with acupuncture. Click here for a news report on acupuncture’s effectiveness on PTSD soldiers.
Where to get acupuncture near you?
If you are considering an acupuncture treatment and don’t know where to start or what to expect, our trained and friendly acupuncturist in Guan Acupuncture, Gainesville can help you ease your anxiety and answer all of your questions.