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Reduce Stress and Anxiety With Acupuncture

Demonstration of Acupuncture NJFrom dealing with work-related deadlines to hearing discouraging nightly news reports, it’s no wonder we are a nation awash in stress and anxiety.

While stress is an inevitable part of life, how you manage it is critical. The mind and the body are intimately connected. Both the physical and psychological symptoms of stress and anxiety can be managed with acupuncture. We are pleased to provide patients with this form of Traditional Chinese Medicine here at Shore Chiropractic and Acupuncture LLC.

How Does It Work?

Acupuncture has numerous effects on the brain and the body. Acupuncture affects the central nervous system and activates the release of endorphins. These are commonly referred to as the brain’s natural “feel-good” chemicals. Endorphins reduce stress and produce a feeling of well-being.

Addressing Associated Aches and Pains

Here are some of the many conditions that are secondary to stress and anxiety:

  • Acid reflux
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Nausea
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain

Acupuncture can provide relief from all of these and more. By reducing stress and anxiety, acupuncture can help you enjoy a better quality of life.

Can I Have Acupuncture If I’m Taking Medication?

If you’re taking prescription drugs for stress and anxiety, you may be wondering if you can also receive acupuncture. You can! Often, your doctor will be able to lower your medication when you’re receiving acupuncture.

Other Natural Ways to Squash Stress

In addition to acupuncture, here are some ways to reduce stress without medication:

Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of pure water a day can help to balance stress hormones and decrease inflammation in the brain.

Avoid too much caffeine. While caffeine can boost your mood temporarily, consuming too much can make you feel jittery and anxious.

Take a walk. Walking, whether at a brisk pace or a leisurely stroll, can release endorphins which can help you feel more relaxed.

Spend time in nature. Unplugging and being outdoors has remarkable health benefits, including stress reduction. It can lower the levels of stress hormones and give your brain time to recharge.

Consume stress-busting foods. Pumpkin seeds, yogurt, sweet potatoes, almonds, blueberries and whole grains are some potent stress-fighting foods to include in your diet.

You don’t have to let stress and anxiety take over your life. Adopting healthy habits, including acupuncture, can get you on a more peaceful path.

Contact our Monmouth County practice today to book an appointment!

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