Stress is abundant in many of our lives, and unfortunately, our bodies learn to cope with stress in significantly negative ways. When we experience a stressful thought or event, the body begins to produce hormones and neurotransmitters designed specifically to help us respond with the infamous “fight or flight” response. This is an old defense mechanism meant to help us engage conflict or flee it, which was once necessary for our survival. Now, however, our “fight or flight” response is largely the root of the debilitating effects of stress.
Acupuncture is a natural and effective treatment for stress management today. This therapy originated in China and has been in practice for over 3,000 years! It is used worldwide, and its popularity has skyrocketed due to its effectiveness. Acupuncture is an incredibly successful technique for reducing and relieving stress. Individuals often leave acupuncture sessions feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed. Studies even show that acupuncture helps us cope significantly better with future stressors!
Acupuncture can help prevent a variety of stress-related conditions, including but not limited to heart disease, insomnia, depression, anxiety, memory impairment, digestive issues, and obesity. The Center for Integrative Care offers acupuncture as a natural and integrative method for stress management for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
For more information or to start today, call our team at (619) 287-4005.