Stress is an everyday part of our lives. We experience stress constantly from issues with traffic to conflict with loved ones, to work concerns, to something as simple as misplacing our keys. Although these situations are stressful at the time, they generally pass, and you go on with your day. However, if stress starts to become more frequent and severe it can have a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health, relationships, and career.
Severe stress can:
- increase your blood pressure putting you at risk for high blood pressure, a heart attack or stroke,
- increase your cortisol level causing feelings of mental and physical fatigue and depression, and
- affect your digestion including nausea, diarrhea, or constipation, and eventually
- impact your immune system affecting your ability to fight infections.
Acupuncture can relieve stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that acupuncture can trigger the release of endorphins which relieves stress and calms nerves. It is possible for a single treatment to begin reducing your stress levels. During your session, acupuncture needles will be placed in carefully chosen spots along your meridians to open any blockages. You will be lying in a comfortable position while your session is happening, allowing it to be a painless and relaxing experience. After you can expect to feel calmer and more centered.
These are just a few of the benefits of acupuncture. To learn more, contact us here at The Root Acupuncture, serving clients in Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and surrounding areas. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.