There’s a lot (too much) we can stress about these days, from financial and health concerns to worldwide unrest. But the worst thing you can do is think that stress is just part of normal life.
When it reaches certain levels, stress can cause serious damage to your body.
Here, Dr. Lana Moshkovich and our team at Nirvana Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine take a closer look at stress, how it affects your well-being, and how acupuncture is a natural and effective way to manage it.
You and your stress
Stress has a bad reputation and for good reason, but there’s such a thing as good stress.
Stress is your body’s natural response to any situation for which you need a bit more focus and energy. Some stress has proven to boost cognitive function, help you stay motivated, and even reduce your risk for colds and other infections.
But if your stress becomes chronic and your body remains on high alert, the negatives quickly outweigh the positives. The consequences of unmanaged stress affect nearly every aspect of your life and health.
The most common signs that your stress is wreaking havoc on your body include:
- Insomnia and difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Nausea and upset stomach
- Appetite changes
- Trouble concentrating
- Unexplained weight changes
Chronic stress has also been linked to more serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, as well as mental health problems, including anxiety and depression.
How acupuncture can help
To help you manage and even eliminate stress, we take a cue from the ancient Chinese. Thousands of years ago, healers discovered that we all have a flow of energy or life force called qi. Your qi is what balances your physiological functions and your overall health and well-being.
When you’re stressed all the time, your qi becomes blocked or scattered. The result is frustrating and debilitating symptoms that interrupt your life. That’s where acupuncture comes in.
By carefully inserting thin, stainless steel needles into strategic acupuncture points on your body, we can effectively restore your qi, relax your body, and reduce your stress.
Other helpful stress-fighting tips
Do you want to maximize your acupuncture treatments? There are lots of ways you can build off of your treatments and find even more relief from your stress. Here are some of our best stress-fighting tips:
- Get more exercise
- Do something you love
- Try breathing exercises
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet
- Talk to a trusted friend or counselor
We also offer comprehensive stress-relief programs, ranging from a basic three-month plan to our one-year VIP package.
At Nirvana Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we’re not just dedicated to helping you find temporary solutions — we focus on helping you become a healthier person from the inside out.
If you’re ready to be freed from your stress, don’t hesitate to click or call our friendly staff at 847-243-6447 to request an appointment at our Deerfield, Illinois, office today.