Stress management is essential for you to be happy, healthy, and productive. We all want a balanced life, but life isn’t always easy and the effects that stress can have on our overall mental and physical health are powerful. It doesn’t only affect your work, relationships, and mood. It can be emotionally damaging and harmful to your health as well. You’ve heard the saying stress kills. There’s meaning behind this because of the damage it can do to your health - heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, including mental disorders such as depression or anxiety.
Stress causes headaches, fatigue, muscle pain, sleep issues, lowers your sex drive, leads to alcohol abuse and overeating or not eating at all. These are only a fraction of the symptoms you can experience. And it can strike at any time, and it’s often sudden because of the curve-balls life throws at us. It may result from pressure at work, big life choices, financial worries, or simply these times of uncertainty that we’re currently living in.
Regardless of the cause, learning how to manage it properly is essential, and doing it without the need for medication is necessary. Taking medication can lead to a dependency on it. There are so many side effects to taking medications. But what if we were able to prepare our bodies so that it can handle stress differently.
Using acupuncture as a stress management technique will eliminate the need for medications by providing your body with everything that it needs to be able to handle stress and give you a fighting chance.
Stress and Acupuncture
Stress affects our entire body, and it blocks the flow of energy, which ultimately makes it difficult for our bodies to function properly. When our bodies aren’t functioning properly, we suffer in many ways, and it creates additional stress on our bodies resulting in sickness and depression.
Acupuncture improves the flow of energy in our bodies and improves the many symptoms of stress, lowering blood pressure, decreasing the heart rate, and relaxing muscles. Resulting in better circulation throughout your body, natural promotion of endorphins, a feeling of happiness, and you’re more relaxed.
The process is simple; we’ll insert very fine needles into various points on your body. Don’t worry; this isn’t going to hurt. Depending on the location of the needle, it will move the flow of energy to specific organs and aids in the relief of many illnesses and ailments. And when your body releases its natural endorphins, they promote the self-healing process and help your body do what it was designed to do. So essentially, your body just needs a little reminder to start the natural healing process. You’ll likely feel a sense of relaxation after just one session. Throughout the area, we’ve been helping people find relief from stress and learn how to better cope through acupuncture and various other techniques.
What Makes Urban Acupuncture Different?
At a young age, Kyla had an interest in helping people heal without the use of pharmaceuticals. Her passion for healing led her to study Chinese and Functional medicine. The unique approach gives her the advantage to help you manage your stress and find healing from any number of health conditions.
There’s no single treatment method when it comes to healing. It’s a combination of treatments with a unique outlook. This allows Kyla to treat you as an individual rather than the symptom. This also helps with creating a solid stress management plan that is unique to your specific needs.
There are many things that can contribute to your stress, such as lack of proper nutrition and exercise. Everything works together in order to achieve optimal health. So during our first visit, we’ll take the time to really get to know you. We’ll look into your eating habits, lifestyle, stressors, symptoms, and learn about your medical history as well as your families. This will allow us to develop a holistic and unique treatment plan based on your specific needs.
If you’re ready to get a handle on your stress so that you’re better equipped to handle the everyday pressures of life, then give us a call. We look forward to getting to know you.