Stress is something that we all suffer from at some point in our lives but there are things out there that can help to alleviate it. One such thing is acupuncture. As well as being great for physical conditions, it can also be used to relieve mental burdens.
Stress can be caused by such things as work, not having enough time in the day, financial problems, relationships with other people, and by trying to juggle work, family, and social life, amongst other things. However, you don’t have to manage it all on your own.
Stress affects the body in a number of ways. It can cause headaches, migraines, or insomnia. It can also cause a tight feeling in the chest, dizziness or palpitations. The digestive system may be upset or bowel habits can change. Mentally, people can feel like their life is out of control, or are easily irritated or quick to anger.
Acupuncture is actually great for stress as it is very relaxing. This is because practitioners spend time with their clients and the rooms are quiet and peaceful. While the needles are in place, clients often feel drowsy. After treatment, they sleep well and regular treatments help to manage their symptoms. As an added bonus, the safety of the treatment means that anyone of any age can undergo acupuncture. People on medication are also able to safely use the therapy.
The purpose of acupuncture is to unblock a person’s energy pathways or “qi”. Each person’s case is different but traditionally, an acupuncture course consists of a series of ten treatments followed by a review. Weekly treatments work best for some people, while others find that fortnightly treatments or short bursts of treatments several times a year work best for them. However, the people that are committed to regular treatment are the ones that will have the best results.