Acupuncture for Stress Relief

Acupuncture for Stress Relief

Life today is extremely stressful for many people. Your physical response to threats, often known as "fight or flight" is a lifesaving mechanism  powered by your body's adrenal glands. The body is supposed to return to normal after the theat is gone.  However, in today's world, many people are responding to every day stresses as a never ending emergency.  This can deplete your adrenals, leading to excess release of the hormone cortisol.  Excess cortisol can be is a risk factor for depression, osteoporosis, weight loss or gain, problems in the cardiovascular system and high blood pressure. Stress can lead to many disorders such as headaches, digestive disorders, insomnia, and much more.

 

Acupuncture takes you from this sympathetic nervous state, to a parasympathetic state by triggers the release of these hormones.

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