Stress is a natural response of the body to the various demands we place upon it.
Stress is a way of life for many people these days. We do not have to look much further than out our windows, or on our computer screens, and cell phones. However, stress is not necessarily always negative. There is a distinction between healthy and unhealthy stress. Healthy stress are usually short lived and keep us alert and motivated, and support our body’s strength. Our response to stress can either help or hinder our body’s ability to cope with these various stress in our lives. Healthy responses to stress include appropriate physical exercise, good eating habits, positive thing, rest, and reaching out to friends and family for support. Unhealthy responses to stress include negative thinking, overexertion, poor eating habits, lack of sleep, and isolation. These unhealthy responses can cause the body to work harder than it needs to and can trigger physical and mental health issues. Over time, ongoing stress and unhealthy responses to stress can actually to our health.
How Acupuncture can helps Stress?
Most people who get regular acupuncture treatment will tell you that they feel relaxed and peaceful during and after treatment and they also seem to handle the big and small stresses and challenges of life with greater ease.
One way that stress affects the body is by causing a depletion or blockage of Qi. Qi is the vital energy or power that animates and supports the functions of the body. It flows through specific pathways, called meridians, and provides nourishment for the entire body. When Qi becomes blocked, the body and organ systems become stressed out and our health is then compromised.
Acupuncture and TEM support and restore the integrity of the various organs affected by the stress response, along with evaluating the quality and quantity of Qi.
Acupuncture and TCM can provide a safe and effective alternative for the treatment of stress.