Our bodies are hardwired to handle stress, but over time it takes a toll on the body. When we feel threatened the sympathetic nervous system is activated causing the heart rate to increase, the pupils to dilate, digestion slows down, blood pressure and inflammation increase, and immune system is weakened. Over time, symptoms can evolve into anxiety, depression, fatigue, digestive issues and tension headaches.
Acupuncture & TCM Can Help
In chinese medical theory, strong emotions like stress interrupt the body’s energy from flowing smoothly. When these strong emotions are present for long periods of time they create a blockage in the body’s
“road” system creating an energetic “traffic jam.” Acupuncture increases the circulation of blood and oxygenates the tissues throughout the body while cycling out cortisol and releasing natural pain-killers called endorphins. Other benefits of acupuncture include decreasing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and relaxing the muscles to help the body feel less stressed.
Acupuncture In a Nutshell
the most well-known traditional chinese medical procedure, acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression and a host of other disorders.