Do you have trouble keeping all the plates spinning together?
While we accept stress as a normal, unavoidable part of life, the fact remains that it triggers a “flight or fight” response in our bodies. The body reacts with physical, mental or emotional responses – often a mixture of all three – as it decides whether to run or make a stand. External stressors (exposure to chemicals or a toxic work environment) or internal stressors (illness or poor diet) cause the body to produce stress hormones which negatively impact the whole body, often manifesting as neck and shoulder tension, headaches, migraines and a compromised immune system.
Research continues into acupuncture’s effect on anxiety disorders. Positive results have been identified however the recommendation is for continued investigation.
Stress Relief / Anxiety References
Amorim, D., et al. (2018). “Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for anxiety disorders: A systematic review of the clinical research.” Complementary therapies in clinical practice 31: 31-37.
Li, M., et al. (2019). “Acupuncture for treatment of anxiety, an overview of systematic reviews.” Complementary therapies in medicine. Feb 16