Treat Stress with Santa Monica Acupuncture
How Does Stress Affect the Body?
When our minds are in a stressed state, we lose
our ability to focus and we are unable to be as productive as we
should be. Untreated stress can lead to all sorts of problems
ranging from depression to being physically sick. If a person's mind
has to deal with constant stress, then over time this stress will
build up and cause the nervous system to produce extra hormones in
the system. An overproduction of hormones means that the body is
working extra hard for an unnecessary reason.
Our bodies are powered not only by its functions,
but by the life energy (Qi) running through us. When this life force
is blocked or disrupted, it can cause all sorts of problems for our
body. Stress is a major cause of imbalance that can cause the body
to weaken its immune system, become depressed, induce headaches,
feel fatigued, disturb sleep, irritate any current problems the body
may have, or cause irregularities during the menstrual cycle.
Stress is the cause of most people's sicknesses
and health deterioration. To know if your body is over-stressed,
look for symptoms like overwhelming sadness, sudden case of eczema
or asthma, panic attacks, increase in anxiety, sleep problems,
physical pain or illness, irritable mood, and an overindulgence of
food or alcohol. Stress management classes, oriental medicines, and
acupuncture are all great choices for relieving stress and removing
any symptoms developed from it. Acupuncture is especially a great
method because the process is what manages the life energy mentioned
previously. When an acupuncturist manages the imbalances caused from
stress, they get the life energy back to normal thus relieving the
Three Benefits of Acupuncture for Anxiety
When you think of acupuncture, you are probably consider it an
alternative approach to treat the common aches and pains. But what
many of us don't know is that it can be used and is also a very
effective way to treat anxiety.
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that dates back over 2000
years. It works by helping to restore the flow of Qi energy
throughout the body. Sterile needles are inserted into the trouble
areas to correct any imbalances. The Chinese believe that this based
on the interactions of the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal
and water) which have great effects on the internal organs, which
are considered to be yin or yang.
Here are just three of many benefits of
acupuncture for individuals who are suffering from anxiety:
Acupuncture begins working immediately:
Acupuncture is looked at as being a treatment that begins
working right away. While You may not feel fully cured just
after one session, it can relieve a great deal of the anxiety
within 24 hours. This is a great approach to long term
treatments that require one to take daily medication for a long
time or even for life. For individuals with severe anxiety, this
can be very beneficial to them.
Acupuncture can lower reinforcement.
Reinforcements is a big problem with individuals who are
suffering from anxiety. Panic attacks often result when people
are dealing with anxiety issues. Acupuncture, can help relieve
symptoms and lower the risk for anxieties to reinforce.
Acupuncture can help with other issues. Anxiety just doesn't
happen on its own. Something has to trigger it. Most times
stress from work or other day-to-day life events can provoke it,
sometimes even causing severe anxiety.
Acupuncture can help one deal with other
issues going on in life. If life is throwing you off
to regain peace of mind, regulate your
immune system and stay healthy. If you are interested in more information on acupuncture for
anxiety in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Laurie Binder is here to
help you. Please contact us with any questions you may have.