More and more, stress seems to be a constant in all of our lives. This can be especially true for women who manage so many roles—work, motherhood, family, social life—that often compete for their time, energy, and attention. These demands can take a toll and dramatically impact quality of life, with sky-high stress levels.
While a certain amount of stress is natural, healthy, and actually supports our motivation and drive, pathological stress is very common and can even rise to the level of various anxiety-related mental health disorders.
How does stress affect the body?
When we experience stressful events and circumstances, our body ramps up its production of hormones like cortisol in response to heightened heart rate and other physical cues. Unfortunately, an excess of cortisol and other hormones can have unintended negative effects, including weight gain. This is because cortisol triggers increased appetite. This is just one example of how, in an effort to manage stress responses, the body can actually put itself under more and different types of stress, especially when it comes to our hormones.
Acupuncture for Reducing Stress
Every woman's body is unique, so individual treatment plans vary based on several factors, such as presenting symptoms and underlying health conditions. Your acupuncturist will talk with you to fully understand your history and what you are experiencing now. From there, they can develop a responsive treatment plan that identifies the key acupuncture points that will give you the relief you are seeking.
Tiny, painless needles will be inserted at the indicated points, triggering blood flow and energy to the associated organs. As a result, the body will regain its natural ability to self-regulate. While it will take a few sessions to notice a difference, over time, you will see a reduction in stress, better mood, improved sleep, and more. This is a function of acupuncture's ability to regulate the production of hormones, brain chemicals, and other bodily functions that contribute to physical and mental health and well-being. On top of the physical effects, taking the time for yourself to complete your acupuncture sessions sends a powerful message about the value you place on yourself and your health. You are showing yourself that you are a priority.
Your emotional well-being matters and is a key factor in maintaining your physical health. If you're ready to make stress reduction and overall well-being a priority, contact Deanna Carell Acupuncture to schedule a consultation.
At Deanna Carell Acupuncture, we specialize in acupuncture for women's health and well-being and are here to help you create a plan to help you live a life of wellness.
Have you never been to an acupuncture appointment?
Deanna Carell Acupuncture is welcoming new patients to our office. Our natural, acupuncture and facial microneedling treatments are tailored to your specific needs, and are used to create a healthy healing environment for your mind and body. For a consultation to meet with the acupuncturists please call our office or contact us through our online form