Anxiety is a condition that affects tens of millions of adults in the U.S. year after year. As life becomes increasingly stressful – which is certainly happening right now – anxiety symptoms can become more intense and make it difficult to live your life as you want to. When you are facing such difficulties, it’s natural to look for some relief. Acupuncture may offer a helpful solution for your stress in these hard times.
Ways Acupuncture Can Help with Anxiety
1. Balancing your body to help your mind.
Your mind and body are linked in countless ways. Mental disturbances like anxiety can cause physical symptoms like fatigue, headaches and body aches. It makes sense that physical problems could lead to mental disturbances as well. Being in poor health, lacking mobility and pain can all lead to mental issues like anxiety and depression.
Acupuncture focuses on your body and attempts to create optimal health by stimulating acupuncture points. By steadily improving the health of your body, Acupuncture can naturally alleviate some mental stress in the process.
2. Release helpful hormones through acupuncture.
A number of hormones with positive effects are released through acupuncture. Oxytocin helps improve feelings of bonding with others. Neurotensin helps alleviate pain caused by stress. Cortisol aids in relieving inflammation pain
3. Helping with your blood pressure.
Another positive effect of the most common acupuncture treatments is the lowering of your blood pressure. Studies have found that patients experience a drop in blood pressure they participate in acupuncture. Symptoms of stress and anxiety include an increase in blood pressure. By getting acupuncture, you can help to reduce your blood pressure and lower your anxiety level.
4. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Although you can stick to acupuncture treatments when you visit your acupuncturist, they actually offer a complete set of holistic health services if you are interested. They can advise you on improvements you can make to your diet and other lifestyle measures that will help improve your long-term health outlook. Anxiety naturally decreases when you feel better about your life – something that is definitely going to happen if you are eating better, sleeping better and living better.
5. Relief from tension.
You might be surprised at just how much tension you carry in your body from day to day. You will certainly notice that, yes, your muscles and joints were much stiffer than you realized. All of that tension can exacerbate anxiety symptoms.
A single visit to your acupuncturist will help significantly to relieve tension and lower your anxiety levels. And making regular visits to the acupuncture will help to alleviate tension every time you go.
Get Help with Stress from Your Acupuncturist
If you are feeling stressed out right now and anxious, you are not alone. We want you to know that we are here to help. Please contact us to schedule an appointment and get the relief you deserve from our office.