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Holiday Stress: How Acupuncture Can Help

The stress of the holidays is upon us and I am sure that we are all feeling it. Between travel, family reunions, parties, gift-buying frenzies, and additional pressures along with normal everyday life, tis the season for stress overload. With that said, treat yourself this holiday season with the gift of acupuncture!

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing tradition. The main goal behind it is to promote the flow of healthy energy. If the body is in a state of good health, it has optimal energy flow. If the body is in an unbalanced state (like most), it creates energetic blockages. A blockage of energy that builds up over time can cause physical and emotional disorders. These blockages are what acupuncture can open up to improve healing and overall well-being. This treatment has been proven by numerous scientific studies to be one of the most viable and effective alternative methods to rid us of troubling disorders.

How can acupuncture lower my holiday stress?

Studies show that most Americans report unhealthy levels of stress during this time. Acupuncture is here to help and provide a safe, natural treatment to reduce your holiday stress. Here are just a few ways how it can help:

Mood Enhancer. With everything weighing us down in life, it’s no wonder why we suffer from mood swings. Don't live with a “cold shoulder”. Acupuncture can offer significant relief in this area. During the session, your central nervous system becomes stimulated and releases endorphins and other natural chemicals that will lift your mood. This will lead to less anxiety and a more positive mindset.

Headache Relief. When stress is on the rise so are headaches. If you experience an uptick in headaches during the holiday season it’s a good indicator to slow things down and relax. Let us help you do so. Acupuncturists treat this condition by carefully placing needles near specific nerves that offer a pain-reducing effect. Endorphins that relieve pressure are released and help with the discomfort of recurring headaches and migraines.

Sleep Quality.

A lack of sleep can be detrimental to the way your brain and body operate on a daily basis. If you are experiencing less than satisfactory sleep, holiday stress might be the root of your issue. With the help of a few well-placed needles, acupuncture can help increase your body’s ability to naturally produce melatonin. This will help restore your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Energy Boost

Is that cup of coffee not quite doing the trick anymore? With all of the events, parties, and family gatherings this time of year that feeling of sluggishness can be common. With lots to do, energy is key in order to get it all done. If you are slowing down when you need to ramp it up, give acupuncture a try. It can provide you with energy, balancing your body’s energetic fields, ridding yourself of that exhaustion. As a result, it leads to a state of ease, increased physical stamina, and mental clarity.

Are you interested in receiving an Acupuncture treatment? Give us a call today at Michigan Acupuncture Studio!


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