There are several ways acupuncture reduces stress

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.

“Western medicine is finally recognizing the stress-reducing benefits of acupuncture”

Constant stress can lead to depression, and once again, acupuncture is a natural way to help. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) states that “evidence for the use of acupuncture . . . to treat anxiety disorders is becoming stronger.”

Scientific experiments reinforce acupuncture benefits. In 2013, an article was published in the Journal of Endocrinology that shows that rats exposed to stressful conditions that received acupuncture had lower secretions of blood hormone levels. The study concluded:

“We found that electronic acupuncture blocks the chronic, stress-induced elevations of the HPA axis hormones and the sympathetic NPY pathway. Our growing body of evidence points to acupuncture’s protective effect against the stress response.”

Stress can negatively affect the heart, cause overeating, weaken immunity, compromise memory and making judgment, minimize sleep, and cause anxiety. Acupuncture is so effective at greatly reducing stress.

Everyone experiencing acupuncture knows this!

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