Stress is one of the most common health issues. Intense stress lasts longer and influences physical and emotional health of a person. Long term chronic stress can cause depression, mental health issues, personality disorders, stroke, heart attacks, high blood pressure, heart disorders, cardiovascular disease, obesity, eating disorders, menstrual problems, sexual dysfunction, hair & skin problems and gastrointestinal issues. Acupuncture has a strong positive effect on stress. According to a study by Western medicine, acupuncture discharges endorphins and activates natural painkillers of the body.
Stress interferes with the whole body’s pleasant flow of energy. Acupuncture done at Acushastra improves the energy flow throughout the body and eases the symptoms of stress. It provides a feeling of happiness, improved self-esteem, higher ability to solve problems, clears decision making and thinking, better circulation and higher focus. All these benefits can help in relieving stress to an enormous extent.
Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system while acupuncture activates the opposing parasympathetic nervous system of the body which begins relaxation. It may reverse stress induced changes in biochemistry and behaviour. Acupuncture blocks stress-induced elevations of sympathetic NPY pathway & HPA axis hormones by inserting fine painless needles at specific meridians of body. It affects actual changes in the brain to reduce stress and make long lasting changes. Acupuncture help to stimulate the body’s Nervous System and release neurochemical messenger molecules. This stimulation brings some biochemical changes that influence the homeostatic mechanisms of the body and promotes emotional & physical wellbeing.
Acupuncture decreases stress by releasing endorphins i.e. natural pain killer chemicals in the brain. This therapy improves blood circulation throughout the body and boosts the amount of oxygen in tissues. Some people experience a feeling of relaxation immediately after the insertion of the first needle. Most patients at Acushastra describe their acupuncture experience as incredibly effective. Just a slight pinch of needle and they felt a sense of calm energy flow in the body. Some patients feel immediate stress reduction after a single session. Acupuncture can be a great way to ease stress.