Natural Anxiety Relief From Chronic Stress
Acupuncture can help balance your mind and body and make it easier to cope with the circumstances that contribute to chronic stress. Let’s face it, no one goes through life without feeling pressure, tension and strain. In fact stress is a normal adaptation to life’s demands and ensures that our “fight or flight” nervous system is activated when needed. Typically, a stressful situation will increase your heart rate, accelerate your breathing, and adjust your hormonal levels so that you can perform more effectively during stressful circumstances. Small amounts of stress enable us to achieve our goals.
Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle stimulates the stress response from our nervous system without turning it off. Over time, this form of stress can wreak havoc with our health. The typical response to chronic stress is tightness in the muscles, especially the shoulders and lower back, tension headaches, feelings of being overwhelmed, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia and digestive problems. Over a long period of time, it can compromise your immune system and damage internal organs. Although stress is unavoidable, chronic stress and anxiety can be helped with acupuncture. Acupuncture treatments can help you feel more relaxed and better prepared to meet the challenges of our sometimes too busy Californian lifestyle.