Acupuncture for stress is a solution for many people that have symptoms of anxiety, which is excessive worrying that is difficult to control and frequently has an influence on their lives.
Acupuncture is a sort of Chinese medicine that involves inserting needles into pressure points on the body. It has become a popular alternative treatment for anxiety or stress.
Benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture boosts the body’s natural wellness hormones and drops the level of stress hormones such as Cortisol.
There are studies that show acupuncture is an effective anti anxiety treatment, with fewer side effects than medication.
How acupuncture reduce stress ?
To restore the body’s stress balance, we use very fine, painless needles inserted just under your skin to boost the acupressure points and meridians of our body and increase the vital energy in our systems.
After a careful review, your practitioner will determine the best points to place the needles on your body. You will lie down on a comfortable padded table and your acupuncturist will begin to place the needles by gently tapping on each point. The needles are so thin that you can almost feel them.
Acupuncture sessions are a relaxing experience. In addition to the healing effects of the needles, the session itself calms and relaxes you. After placing the needles, you will rest for about 30 minutes and let the treatment take place. During this time, you can listen to soft music, rest your eyes or even fall asleep lightly.
Is there side-effects for acupuncture ?
Acupuncture has no negative side effects. As acupuncture is a drug-free treatment method, you won’t have to worry about the side effects of many different medications. In turn, you can rest assure that there will be no negative influences on your current medications. Your acupuncturist will recommend a recommended frequency of treatment that will allow you to accomplish your stress relief goals.
Acupuncture uses your body’s internal mechanisms to bring you relief. When the fine needles stimulate the nerves under the skin, the nerve sends a message to the brain, telling it to release our natural painkillers, called endorphins. These natural brain chemicals allow us to relax and feel euphoric or happy. Acupuncture also helps our bodies naturally reduce inflammation and pain, both of which can increase with chronic stress.