Why Acupuncture Treats Stress
The Center for Disease Control recognizes over 80% of all illness as being effected by stress. You probably are aware that many complaints that you may already have are stress related. Here are a few obvious ones: tension headache, lower back ache, insomnia, anxiety, neck and shoulder pain, mild to moderate depression, feeling of unease. Here are some not so obvious stress related symptoms: fatigue, digestive disturbances, irritability, ringing in the ears, nervousness, dizziness, weight issues, losing patience with your spouse or children, chronic pain and more. These are only a few of potentially hundreds if not thousands of stress related symptoms that can be treated with acupuncture.
If you have any of these symptoms consider getting some acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture works for all of these imbalances because it stimulates your relaxation response, which is the opposite of your stress response. If the body-mind is held in a holding pattern of stress for too long, it begins to literally fall apart. It is only when the body-mind is relaxed that you can heal yourself. This may explain the fact that acupuncture patients feel so relaxed during and after their treatment. Remember that acupuncture has a cumulative effect, the more treatments you have the longer the results.
“ I have suffered with anxiety for over 12 years. Bryn’s treatments in addition to relaxation techniques and herbs she has recommended has helped me tremendously.” Mark J