Stress is a natural response of the body to the various demands we place upon it. In ancient times, our stress response, also known as our flight response, provided us with energy to preserve life during difficult situations, such as an attack or threat by a wild animal.
Unfortunately, modern day stress is considerably higher, more frequent and more consistent than what our predecessors experienced. Today, we do not have to look much further than out our windows, or on our computer screens, to view various forms of stressors – everything from prime-time news and road rage, to the forty-hour work week, and our cell phones.
Some of the signs and symptoms of an overactive response to stress include anger, anxiety, asthma, depression, depressed immune system, digestive disorders, headaches, heart disease, high blood pressure, joint pain, and weight problems.
Medical studies have shown that with increased and consistent stress, our white blood cells, which defend our body against viruses, decrease. This results in lower immune resistance, ultimately leading to physical disease and emotional instability.
But there is hope.
Practitioners of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have helped people cope with stress for thousands of years.
The ancient theories of TCM on how stress affects the organs are similar to those of Western medicine. However, TCM theory and treatment goes far beyond treating signs and symptoms and also addresses the root cause(s) of the problem.
With acupuncture and TCM, our job is to support and restore the integrity of the various organs affected by the stress response.
We may also suggest adjunct therapies to enhance treatment and speed healing. Proper eating habits, as well as exercise, stretching, movement and meditation practices, support and promote a balanced and healthy body, mind and spirit.
By working together with us, you can help your body regain its natural balance – and start taking steps toward true health and vitality.
Acupuncture and TCM can provide a safe and effective alternative for the treatment of stress.
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