How Acupuncture Helps Manage Chronic Stress?

Updated: Aug 27, 2020

Now-a-days everyone has stress in their life-- in work, relationships, finances health, education, etc and the list never ends. In the world of growing competition, people are thriving for the want of identity and recognition. This means the situation demands people to constantly work on goals without losing focus and attention within the time limits. It’s more or less like a marathon race and the race does not end here. Managing all the chores and responsibilities, work-life, keeping up-to-date with the global issues, having a good diet, enough sleep, some ‘me-time’ can be overwhelming. Temporary stress such as the nervousness before a speech, planning for a big event is quite normal and healthy. But chronic stress can have negative effects on physical and mental health.

Stress affects the normal well being of an individual’s thoughts, behavior, mood, and feelings. If left unchecked; it may lead to disorders such as depression, high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes and many more. While there are many ways to manage stress, acupuncture has gained growing popularity for its visible and effective results in many people. It is one of the safest methods to treat stress and prevent medical complications while providing long-lasting relief from the associated symptoms. Acupuncture provides quiet time to relax and unwind from the everyday world.

Now, let us see how acupuncture helps you cope up with chronic stress

Acupuncture is relaxing:

Acupuncture is extremely calming and soothing to the mind and body. A lot of people have found acupuncture very effective in reducing stress and anxiety. It is perceived that acupuncture helps to harmonize Qi, which means reinstating the balance and well-being of health both physically and mentally.

Acupuncture boosts energy levels:

Most of the time, we are preoccupied with a lot of work and strenuous jobs throughout the day which results in anxiety and exhaustion of mind and body. The stimulation of acupuncture points corrects the imbalances in the body and aids the inflow of Qi, the vital energy that revitalizes the body from within and one feels re-energized.

Improves Brain function:

We all know that any physical, emotional or mental change is all because of brain chemistry. We feel stressed or overwhelmed due to the fight or flight hormone that causes a response. When the adrenaline rush is always high in individuals, it may lead to numerous conditions. Acupuncture stimulates the electromagnetic signals, stimulates hypothalamus and pituitary gland and alters the neurotransmitters to positively influence the brain chemistry and thereby reducing the stress levels by creating a relaxing effect in the brain.

Regulates oversensitive nervous system: When an individual is under chronic stress or anxiety, his heart rate variability is altered. Studies showed that, by applying acupuncture treatment, it is found that HRV (Heart Rate Variability) score is enhanced and helped in refining the mental conditions of the individual.

Elevates Your Mood:

Acupuncture is believed to stimulate and improve the levels of serotonin in the body. Serotonin is the body’s mood stabilizer. It is the hormone that helps you with sleeping, eating and digesting and also helps reduce depression and anxiety. Ultimately, you feel lighter and balanced after getting treated with acupuncture.

Increases sense of happiness and well-being:

When you receive acupuncture, it aids in the release of “feel good” hormones such as endorphins also called happy hormones in the system and creates a feeling of joy and happiness. This way, it brings down the stress levels gradually and helps an individual lead a normal life.

Conclusion: Acupuncture is a quite pleasant and relaxing way of managing stress in your life. Acupuncture has been practiced for millennia and has an undeniable success rate in helping people improve their health and mental well being. We at “NY FOUR SEASONS ACUPUNCTURE & Wellness " are glad to help you embark on your healing journey for optimal health.

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