Acupuncture: Acupuncture treatment involves insertion of very fine needles at various identified points on meridians which move throughout the body and correspond to assertive organs. Meridians are like a highway of energy. Acupuncture technique works by helping to get rid of roadblocks on this highway of energy. Any profusion of energy highway blocks the energy, and when these meridians are clear without roadblocks, energy flows freely. Each meridian houses an organ with assertive associations. For example, in Chinese medicine the emotion of liver is anger.

Acupuncture helps stress:

Stress is among the most common health issues. Intense stress lasts longer and influence physical and emotional health of a person. Long term chronic stress can cause comber corollary including depression, mental health issues, personality disorders, stroke, heart attacks, high blood pressure, heart disorders, cardiovascular disease, obesity, eating disorders, menstrual problems, sexual dysfunction, hair & skin problems and gastrointestinal issues. Acupuncture has a strong positive effect on stress. According to study of Western Medicine, acupuncture discharges endorphins and activates natural painkillers of the body. Many acupuncture practitioners noticed that acupuncture can decrease stress in patients.

Stress interferes with the  whole body’s pleasant flow of energy. Acupuncture may help to abide these energy blockages in the body. It is an ancient Chinese therapy that reduces the levels of proteins associated to chronic stress. It improves the energy flow throughout the body and eases the symptoms of stress. Acupuncture provides a feeling of happiness, improved self esteem, higher ability to solve problems, clears decision making and thinking, better circulation and higher focus. All these benefits can help in relieving stress to an enormous extent.

Stress activates the Sympathetic Nervous System while acupuncture activates the opposing Parasympathetic Nervous System of the body which begins relaxation. It may reverse stress induced changes in biochemistry and behavior. Acupuncture blocks stress-induced elevations of sympathetic NPY pathway & HPA axis hormones by inserting fine painless needles at specific meridians of body. It affects actual changes in the brain to reduce stress and make long lasting changes. Acupuncture help to stimulate the body’s Nervous System and release neurochemical messenger molecules. This stimulation brings some biochemical changes that influence the homeostatic mechanisms of the body and promotes emotional & physical well being.

Acupuncture decreases stress by releasing endorphins i.e. natural pain killer chemicals in the brain. This therapy improves blood circulation throughout the body and boosts the amount of oxygen in tissues. Some people experience a feeling of relaxation immediately after the insertion of the first needle. Most people describe their acupuncture experience as incredibly effective. Just a slight pinch of needle and they felt a sense of calm energy flow in the body. Some patients feel immediate stress reduction after a single session.

Conclusion:

Acupuncture can be a great way to ease stress. Acupuncture improves body functioning by removing blockage or organ imbalances. It helps to relieve stress but there is lack of biological evidences about how acupuncture reduces stress. Acupuncture has a calming nature that also lowers blood pressure, decreases heart rate & relaxes muscles. Acupuncture has proved its effectiveness to fight stress in an affordable & natural way.

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