April is National Stress Awareness Month, so a chain of American health clubs conducted a survey to find out the average individual’s stress levels and stress-related habits. Survey results showed that over 70% of Americans suffer from stress and that work-related and financial issues are their primary concern.
Many turn to workout sessions and meditation for stress relief, but there is another way to address it: acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
Needles: An Alternative Therapy for Distress
Individuals may suffer from chronic stress for a variety of reasons, such as high demands from the boss or financial struggles at home. When the stress factors are not easily managed or do not go away anytime soon, they take a toll on everyday task completion and activities. In fact, they can lead to weaker adrenals and an irregular HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis.
Acupuncture, an alternative treatment method, uses needles to address stress and promote blood flow. The procedure involves the insertion of a hair-thin needle into a certain acupuncture point — at least one of over 2,000 — to stimulate a desired physiological response. In the case of work-related or financial stress, the goal is relaxation and a more stable HPA axis.
Traditional Eastern Medicine: A Long-Running Alternative Treatment
Excessive stress leads to complications in the cardiovascular, digestive, muscular, reproductive, and immune systems. It also affects emotional well-being.
Traditional Eastern medicine, or the use of Chinese herbs, is an effective alternative therapy that reduces an individual’s worry or tension. Regularly drinking a concoction of specific herbal medicine is a soothing treatment that has been around for over 2,500 years.
If you’re suffering from work-related or financial stress, we offer acupuncture in Encinitas, CA and Poway, CA to alleviate your situation. We have the Increase Your Energy Promo, a series of six treatments with a 10% discount as well as a coupon for an Herbal Formula for energy.