How Does Acupuncture Help Relieve Stress?

Acupuncture is an effective treatment that involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin at specific acupuncture points. It’s mostly known for relieving pain within the body, but acupuncture can also relieve stress and anxiety. When stress is extreme, our emotional health and physical health begin to suffer, developing into anxiety, depression or fatigue. Acupuncture can help control stress and anxiety, as it affects the part of your brain that regulates emotions, reducing stress naturally.

Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety

Stress, anxiety or depression interrupts the flow of energy throughout your body. According to Chinese medicine, energy flows through our body through a “highway system,” or meridian pathways. However, stress acts like a traffic jam, blocking the free flow of energy (qi) throughout the body. In a highway system, when there is a roadblock, it generally affects other areas. This is true for stress as well, which may affect many other parts of the body like digestion, blood pressure, pain and the ability to sleep. Through acupuncture treatment, these energy blockages can be addressed.

Acupuncture points can help energy flow smoothly, and alleviate stress and anxiety altogether. It works to ease stress by releasing endorphins, which are natural pain-killing chemicals in the brain. Additionally, acupuncture improves the circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out cortisol and other unwanted chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture also plays a factor in decreasing stress. The experience of acupuncture is quite relaxing. Once the needles are in the affected areas, you are able to lie quietly on a comfortable table with low lighting and soft music in the background. This helps lower your blood pressure, decrease your heart rate and relaxes your muscles.

Relieve Stress with DeCicco Acupuncture in Glen Rock, NJ

If your stress or anxiety is becoming unbearable, come to DeCicco Acupuncture in Glen Rock, NJ. When you come to DeCicco Acupuncture, we will use various therapeutic methods to relieve your constant stress. Through acupuncture, we can help promote your body’s natural balance and its ability to heal itself. We’ll help you restore your body’s smooth energy flow and remove any blockages within. We understand the importance of listening, and we strive to truly understand your needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our other services, including cupping, Gua-sha and Tui-na. We look forward to hearing from you!