If you find yourself lying awake at night worrying, spending time second guessing choices you’ve made, or thinking about tomorrow’s to-do list, then you’re like most Americans: you deal with stress. Recent studies have shown that stress in America is at an unusual high.
However, if you find yourself a frequent victim to stress, anxiety and depression, acupuncture might be able to help.
For those of us who suffer from daily stress, the symptoms don’t usually end. Stress can create problems in your digestive tract, and can even cause physical manifestations like rashes. If you’re sleep-deprived due to stress, you could suffer from dark circles under your eyes, migraines, and heightened risk of depression.
Oftentimes, people who suffer from joint pain, digestive issues, and insomnia are actually haunted by stress: their other problems are symptomatic of their stressed-out state. Stress produces cortisol, which can affect hormone balance and is a huge contributor to infertility as well.
This is where acupuncture comes in: acupuncture can be used to treat stress and anxiety in a number of ways, each of which work to restore the flow of Qi throughout your body. Needles are inserted at specific pressure points, your acupuncturist will unblock your body’s meridians so that your Qi can flow freely.
When stress is relieved, the body is no longer in a state of constant fight or flight, and balance is achieved between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. For many people, experiencing acupuncture doesn’t take away a difficult boss, strenuous work deadlines, or relationship issues, but it changes their attitude towards those stresses. Acupuncture can help people not to feel affected by stress, helping them to remain relaxed.
Here at WellStream Acupuncture, we are a holistic acupuncture clinic in Los Angeles, CA focused on achieving each of our patient’s health and wellness naturally.