Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called Qi or chi, flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.
An acupuncture session typically involves using very thin needles and inserting them into your skin at very specific points on your body. The points are chosen to influence and rebalance the body. It is very rare to experience pain or any other negative side effects.
Acupuncture deals with homeostasis, which is the body’s ability to maintain balance. If a person is out of balance, he or she can become ill. Acupuncture is a way to unblock Qi and help it flow back into balance.
Imbalances can be expressed in different ways, depending on the cause and the system that is being affected.
Stress causes such imbalances and is typically accompanied by symptoms which can include headaches, pain, sleep disturbances, diarrhea, and anxiety.
Acupuncture can help address both the signs and symptoms of the imbalance, as well as the cause.
If hundreds of years of history is not enough evidence, research has also proven the positive impact acupuncture has on stress.
Research consistently demonstrates that acupuncture:
- reduces the perception of stress by blocking increases in hormones release by organs that control and regulate the body’s reaction to stress (1)
- reduces levels of anxiety (2)
- improves memory (2)
- improves quality of sleep (3)
- induces sense of well being and improves health outcomes (4)
It is estimated that 80% of all illnesses are stress induced – finding a way to manage stress is a top priority in achieving sensational health.
November is Stress Management month at The Pear Tree and we are offering acupuncture packages to help YOU manage your stress and feel sensational.
Call today for more information on how we can help you manage your stress and achieve sensational health.