As fun as they may be, holidays can significantly increase your stress level. Acupuncture offers a drug-free way to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.View Article
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TV commercials and holiday specials present an idyllic version of the holiday season. Everyone's happy, their homes are festooned from top to bottom with decorations, and they have plenty of time to cook elaborate meals and treats.
Reality is much different for many of us who struggle to find the energy and motivation to tackle cooking or shopping after a busy day of work or caring for children. In fact, a Healthline study revealed that 62 percent of baby boomers, 61 percent of millennials, and 65 percent of Gen Xers feel stressed during the holiday season. Luckily, acupuncture treatment can help reduce stress and make holiday activities much more enjoyable.
How Does Acupuncture Lower Holiday Stress?
Acupuncture treatments relieve blockages of Qi, improving both your physical and mental health. Qi is a vital life force that flows through a network of meridians in your body. Blockages not only cause aches and pains but may also be responsible for stress, anxiety, and depression. Inserting acupuncture needles at strategic locations clears blockages and relieves your symptoms.
Although inserting needles into your body may seem like a surefire way to raise your stress level, most people don't find the treatments painful. The needles are hair thin and flexible. When they're inserted, you may feel nothing at all or might notice a slight aching sensation.
Acupuncture sessions can help you feel more relaxed by:
If you're tired of dealing with holiday stress, acupuncture may offer the perfect solution to your problem. Contact us to schedule your appointment before the holiday stress takes hold.
Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics: The Effect of Acupuncture on High Blood Pressure on Patients Using Antihypertensive Drugs, 2013
Psychology Today: Acupuncture for Stress and Depression? Yes, Please!
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Acupuncture for Treatment of Insomnia: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials, Nov. 15, 2009
British Acupuncture Council: Stress
Healthline: Big Meal, Tight Schedules and Wallets