Acupuncture can be an effective means of relieving stress, anxiety, and even depression. Traditional Chinese medicine - which acupuncture stems from - is based on a philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, as two opposing forces. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called ‘chi’, flows along specific pathways throughout the body, and this flow of energy keeps these forces balanced. If the flow is blocked, this can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture can unblock this flow and stimulate the body’s natural healing. Let our trained Long Island acupuncturists give you the relief you have been looking for.
The body secretes an assortment of hormones into the bloodstream as a reaction to stress. Acupuncture is one of the stress therapies that relieve and control pain, a common symptom experienced by people who are exposed to constant excessive stress, especially at work. Research has shown that acupuncture blocks stress-induced hormones from being secreted. This allows the body to deal with stressful situations more effectively. Furthermore, they stated that this study shows that acupuncture balances the body on a molecular level. Patients are able to deal with chronic stress with more ease and calmness.
Acupuncture can be a powerful tool for coping with emotional problems including stress-induced depression, anxiety and panic disorders. Many of these afflictions involve imbalances of other neurotransmitters including dopamine, melatonin, and serotonin. Acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment in that it lacks the common risks and toxic side-effects involved with conventional drugs. It balances the body and stress hormones that are firing way too high when anxiety or a panic attack happens. Acupuncture releases endorphins which balance the serotonin and other chemicals in the brain.
Studies suggest that acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic pain such as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache. It has been shown to reduce the incidence and severity of tension headaches and may prevent migraines. These stress-related ailments are common complaints from our clients. Acupuncture promotes the body’s natural self-healing process and improves its function by stimulating specific anatomic sites - commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The stimulation increases blood flow while at the same time triggering the activity of endorphins. Over time, acupuncture works to naturally enhance the receptors in our brain that tamp down pain signals.
The potential health risks associated with chronic stress are frightening. Incorporating acupuncture into your lifestyle can help alleviate the symptoms from and/or prevent: