Acupuncture for Anxiety & Stress

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Relief for Stress and Anxiety with Acupuncture.

We live in a fast paced world where most of us work way too hard and struggle with the work/life balance. This kind of living puts stress on our adrenals which pump out more and more of the stress hormone cortisol. The adrenal glands respond to the signal from the hypothalamus and produce adrenaline, cortisol and DHEA. We need these hormones to get us up in a morning and to get us out of danger when our flight or fight response kicks in, but when we are stressed we are permanently in flight or fight mode, and this has major health implications such as sleep disruption, brain fog, blood sugar imbalances, high blood pressure, impaired thyroid function and lowered immune function.

Acupuncture can help with this, and the key to its effectiveness is its ability to turn on the relaxation part of the nervous system (parasympathetic) and when the parasympathetic nervous system kicks in, it turns the fight and flight part (sympathetic) off. This can help with stress and anxiety, as the body is in rest and digest mode, and it feels much calmer and ready to deal with the things life throws at us.

To find out more on how acupuncture can help with stress and anxiety get in touch with us at Points for a free consultation.