All of us have experiencing different types of stress in life. Some stresses are easier to deal with than others. And some people can manage stress better than others. Stress can affect all aspects of our life, including emotions, behavior, thinking ability, and physical health.
Acupuncture is a proven method to reduce and remove stress related emotional and physical symptoms. A study published in the Journal of Endocrinology 2013 which was done at Georgetown University Medical Center, said that “We found that electronic acupuncture blocks the chronic, stress-induced elevation of the HPA axis hormones… Our growing body of evidence points to acupuncture’s protective effect against the stress response.”
Emotional symptoms of stress include:
Becoming easily agitated, frustrated and moody
Feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take control
Having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind
Having low self-esteem, feeling lonely, worthless and depressed
Physical symptoms of stress include:
Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea
Aches, pains, and tense muscles
Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
Frequent colds and infections
Loss of sexual desire and/or ability
Nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ear
Cold or sweaty hands and feet
Dry mouth and difficulty swallowing
Clenched jaw and grinding teeth.
How can New Concept Wellness help?
First, we use both body and ear acupuncture to balance the nervous system.
We then address and reduce the physical symptoms that are caused by stress.
We also recommend meditation, breathing exercises, and gentle exercises to help patients manage their stress when they feel it’s coming.