By targeting certain areas of the body, we can release natural endorphins that prompt your body to do what it was made to do. After all, once our ancestors outran the tigers, their stress levels dropped — their bodies no longer needed the fight or flight mechanism. The challenge with our modern world is that our stress levels, especially at work, tend to remain constant. Acupuncture serves as a reminder to your body to engage its natural healing properties.
Think of your body as a life boat. Constant stress creates tiny holes in the hull of your boat. While a few of these are not likely to cause you to sink, over time, stress creates more tiny holes, and more and more until your boat is full of water. You simply cannot stay afloat when your body is being bombarded with stress.