Stress, or more specifically our ability to adapt to stress, can have a dramatic and significant effect on our health.
Our systems are designed to manage a certain amount of stress. There are two different types of stress. Psychological stress is what we most commonly think of today when we think of stress. However, physiological stress is far more pervasive, and impacts the body by disrupting healthy function and leading to wide array of health issues.
Examples of physical stress factors include:
- unstable blood sugars
- nutritional deficiencies
- poor sleep
- too much caffeine
- strenuous exercise
- pain, allergies
- food sensitivities
- autoimmune diseases
When stressed, our bodies go into overdrive. We may experience headaches, neck tension, irritability, insomnia, weight gain, pain, digestive complaints, and most significantly, hormonal disruption.
Our acupuncture treatments provide immediate relaxation, and the integrative approach we offer will help you manage all of your stress in a healthier way.