Acupuncture For Stress Management

by Administrator 20. October 2015 16:22

Stress is the body’s response to a demand or threat. It can impair the individual’s ability to think, feel and act. It can be a result of various factors such as work pressure, chronic illness, emotional problems, natural disasters etc. During stress, a part the brain known as hypothalamus secretes a chemical which in turn, activates the nervous system to release certain hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol etc. These hormones can lead to an increase in blood pressure, decrease in rate of digestion, depression, insomnia, anxiety etc. Thus, it becomes necessary to manage stress in order to avoid these health issues.

Effects Of Prolonged Stress

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Memory problems
  • Aches and pains
  • Tensed muscles
  • Chest pain
  • Anger outbursts
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Social withdrawal, etc.

How acupuncture can help?

Acupuncture is a Chinese medicine technique that can help in providing relief from anxiety and other medical conditions arising due to prolonged stress. The therapy involves movement of Qi, an energy force responsible for regulating health of an individual. The pathways through which Qi travels throughout the body are known as meridians. Stress can disrupt the flow of Qi and lead to severe health issues.

When thin needles are inserted on specific acupoints on the body, the nervous system releases painkilling chemicals, such as endorphins, in the bloodstream. It helps to improve the immune system and arouse part of the brain that controls anxiety levels. As a result, the sensitivity to pain and stress is reduced, allowing the individual to relax and deactivate the analytical mind. Acupuncture points used for stress management are usually found on the stomach.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the conduction of electromagnetic signals in the body that release immune system cells and pain-killing chemicals. It also promotes the body's natural opioid system that assists in inducing sleep. It regulates the secretion of neurotransmitters and neuro-hormones that normalize the brain chemistry.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer effective acupuncture treatment for stress. We will carefully analyze the cause of your stress and help you find relief through a minimally invasive treatment option. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at our clinic, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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