The nine to five stress has most likely taken a toll on most people, as well as the common pains from the workplace (think neck pain, eye tension)- not to mention the general stress from your job itself.
These impacts of your work environment continue to add up as time goes by, but acupuncture treatments can go a long way in helping you correct these issues. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that acupuncture can help you:
Reducing Your Neck, Back and Joint Pain
Whether you suffer from tension in your neck, back pain, or joint pain in your arms or fingers, acupuncture can help. Keyboards, bad posture from sitting at your computer all day, and heavy bags are all culprits to these issues. Acupuncture not only helps to alleviate these symptoms of pain, but also aids in the reduction of swelling and inflammation.
One of the top reasons people go for acupuncture treatment is due to stress, and it is no secret that work is a major reason we have stress. In fact, nearly 77% of people surveyed show that they exhibit physical symptoms of stress. However, acupuncture has been proven to reduce stress hormones in the body and help to moderate mood, lowering anxiety and increase feelings of overall happiness.
Eye Strain Relief
Eye strain is often connected to neck tension, and can also be treated by (you guessed it) acupuncture. Acupuncture can also help to treat a multitude of eye ailments as some acupuncturists specialize in treating eye conditions. By relaxing muscles and easing tension in the neck and face proper blood flow can be beneficial to eye issues.
Chronic Headache Reduction
Though acupuncture has been used to treat headaches for thousands of years, recent studies show that acupuncture can help to reduce the number of days you experience migraines, and even have lasting effects. The most common of these effects are a sense of relaxation.
Enhancing Mental Clarity & Increase of Energy
Those who undergo acupuncture treatment report an enhancement of mental clarity, and often times, boost of energy to go with it. Acupuncture helps to improve your sleep, and is used to treat sleep disorders such as insomnia. So getting some good shut-eye is definitely an added bonus and a way for you to feel perkier when your alarm goes off in the AM.
Boosting Your Immune System
Acupuncture helps to fight off pathogens by boosting your immune system. It also can aid in reducing the duration of a cold, as well as relieve the symptoms that go along with it. This will help you feel less miserable, and stop you from having to use so many sick days curled up with a box of tissues and a bowl of soup on your couch, waiting for your sickness to finally pass.