When stress is chronic, your risk for things like IBS, Heart disease, depression, and anxiety increases tremendously. Acupuncture can proactively reduce stress and provide support in reenergizing the body.
Some of us can not avoid stress or being stressed; it just comes with living everyday life. But, what we can do is choose how we will react to and deal with our stresses. When stress becomes constant and consistent, our bodies start releasing stress chemicals like cortisol, adrenaline, and norepinephrine. These can cause harm over time. Some might even experience side effects like:
- Upset stomach
- Rapid heart rate
- Chest pain
- Racing thoughts
When stress is chronic, your risk for things like IBS, Heart disease, depression, and anxiety increases tremendously. Acupuncture can proactively reduce stress and provide support in reenergizing the body. I use a combination of points that can restore the body’s stress balance, reducing cortisol levels and decreasing heart palpitations.
Acupuncture has absolutely no side effects and no adverse reactions to any medications, so there is nothing to lose except your racing mind.
When the fine needles are placed into the appropriate points, they stimulate specific nerves; these nerves then send a message to your brain telling it to release endorphins, which are your body’s natural pain killers. These natural brain chemicals make us feel relaxed and happy. They can also help decrease inflammation.
An Acupuncture session can provide a “relax time” for yourself. After your point prescription is established, you will rest for about 30 minutes while the needles do their magic; during this time, patients can usually sleep or listen to music – some even use this time to meditate.
There are so many added benefits you can also experience with Acupuncture: digestive issues, pain, respiratory issues, fertility, sleep issues, etc. We can address multiple things in one acupuncture session. Healing time depends on your symptom severity and your mindset. Most patients report relief after only one session.
If you’re ready to get rid of your stress once and for all, stop into the spa and make an Acupuncture appointment. Your soon-to-be stress-free self will thank you!!
About the Author
Maria Hogan is a licensed Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions, where she currently is a Professor and Supervisor to students in the Massage Clinic.