Stress. Everybody’s got it. How do you manage it?
Many people turn to acupuncture for stress relief. “I feel so relaxed” is the #1 comment we hear from patients after their acupuncture treatments. When patients get referred to us by doctors, often they are getting sent to us so we can help reduce the symptoms of stress with acupuncture.
How does stress impact your health?
The stress response is a survival mechanism, designed to help us survive a threatening situation. Back in the days of hunting and gathering, those threats were short-lived, and the stress response came and went. In today’s world, stress tends to be chronic and we stay in a state of high stress for long periods of time. This long-term stress is damaging our health. The first thing that happens during any stress response is a hormone called cortisol is released from the adrenal glands into the body.