Are your children constantly whining and arguing? Is your boss hounding you about your deadlines? Are you finding it difficult to make time for your partner? If you find it’s a burden to juggle your schedule, you’re not alone. A majority of Americans are going through something similar.
Stress caused by the above-mentioned is common — even a normal part of life — especially for working moms. Fortunately, acupuncture treatments exist to offer some relief.
Stress Affects the Body
When it gets too much to handle, stress takes its toll on your body. It is one potential cause of hypertension, strokes, heartburn, acid reflux, ulcer, bowel conditions, and type 2 diabetes. More commonly, it causes head and body aches as well as back and shoulder pain. It could even make your menstruation irregular and period cramps more painful.
The hormonal imbalance brought about by stress also has an effect on your mental and emotional health. To name a few, it causes exhaustion, depression, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, and restlessness.
Acupuncture Relieves Stress
Recent studies have found that acupuncture releases oxytocin — a hormone which, in layman’s terms, reduces stress. It also increases blood flow, hence regulating the oxygen, nutrients, and hormones that your body needs to stay healthy.
Moreover, this form of alternative medicine sends a signal to your brain to release natural painkillers such as endorphins, norepinephrine, and enkephalin. With that said, it works well to relieve physical, mental, and emotional strain.
Stress is not all bad, however. It may just be the motivation you need to go above and beyond — once you get past it with a treatment like acupuncture, of course.
ActiveMed Integrative Health Center offers acupuncture therapy in North County San Diego, California. We offer a Stress and Pain Promo package, which gives you a 10% discount for 6 treatment sessions for a total worth of $575. As such you end up paying just $517.50.
Get in touch with us today to schedule your appointment.