Acupuncture & Stress
Most people who experience acupuncture are surprised and pleased by the feelings of well being and relaxation that wash over them as a result of the treatments. The body's own innate anti-stress response is powerfully activated when the meridians of energy are opened, and qi and blood are allowed to circulate freely.
Stress is a natural nonspecific response of the body to the various demands we place upon it. However, stress is not necessarily negative. There is a distinction between healthy and unhealthy stress. Healthy stress includes appropriate physical exercise, good eating habits, positive thinking, adequate rest, and natural response to emergency situations. These stressors keep us alert and motivated, and support our body's strength and vitality. Unhealthy stress, such as negative emotions and thinking, overexertion, poor eating habits, lack of sleep, and chemical and environmental pollutants and toxins, challenge our health and can trigger physical and mental problems, particularly if they are experienced over a prolonged period of time. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can provide a safe, effective and drug-free alternative for the treatment of stress.
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