Stress Awareness Month

Stress01Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month?  Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992.

Getting married, new home, new job,  new baby – all of these are happy moments, but they also cause stress, a good kind of stress.  Regardless of the cause, relationships, work, family, or money, good and bad stress can have a significant impact on your body and mind.  Too much of stress can cause a variety of health problems over time if not managed effectively.  It reduces our immune systems, making us more vulnerable for infections. The “flight or fight” response elicited by stressful situations can also be taxing.

Stress is primarily a mental reaction to your perception of life. Often, the mind will amplify this condition as it constantly deliberates the many complicated aspects of life. You actually end up creating more stress than you truly experience by these mental reactions.

To help alleviate stress, you need to have some form of stress management strategy  to de-stress your mind and body. There are various alternative methods that you can use to relieve stress, such as yoga, exercising, meditation, acupuncture, massage, etc.

Acupuncture is a natural and healthier way to manage your stress than pharmaceutical medications. If you have been taking sleeping medications, anti-depressants, or tranquilizers to help manage stress, acupuncture treatments can help you decrease or eliminate the need for these medications, under your doctor’s supervision.

Acupuncture can also relieve the physical symptoms of stress that tends to accumulate in your body – in the neck, shoulders, back, etc. causing pain and tension.  Some people experience digestive issues when stressed.  People who are under high levels of stress often have high blood pressure and headaches.

Regular acupuncture treatments can help strengthen your body so you’re better able to deal with the day-to-day stresses of life.  And regular acupuncture treatments can help heal stress related health conditions and improve the body’s immunity to defend against potential illnesses.

Call  253-252-7195 or send us email and take control of your stress and feel more relaxed today!

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