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How to treat stress with Acupuncture?

You visit your doctor and she/he tells you that your condition is caused by stress, what does that really mean? A person can feel "stressed" at home, at work and by people or family and their relationships. Yet, stress is more than just an emotion that arises in certain situations. It is a state of being that, over time, can have a serious physical impact on your health. Continuous stress can cause physical pain, insomnia, high blood pressure and more problems. If you are someone who deals with stress on a regular basis and are starting to feel its consequences, you may benefit from acupuncture's stress-reducing and restorative treatments.

There are several ways that acupuncture reduces stress and symptoms caused by stress. The first is that acupuncture is very relaxing. Once the needles are inserted, you lie on a bed and rest for 15-30 minutes. The lights are low and soft music plays and many patients fall into deep and total relaxation. After treatment, many people feel calm and at the same time restored to their more natural self. Secondly, while you are resting, the acupuncture needles are working to balance your whole body. For, instance, if, because of stress, you experience chronic neck and shoulder pain, the treatment will focus on relaxing muscle tension and increasing circulation to tight, ischemic areas. Or, if your reaction to stress is more emotional, treatments will help to balance mood swings and release pent-up feelings. If your health is beginning to suffer because of stress and disease is occurring, acupuncture can treat and reduce or eliminate the problem (see specific disease conditions on this site to understand how acupuncture treats this problem). Finally, often times, because of long term stress, many different symptoms are occurring at once. Acupuncture helps to address the origin of the problem, while at the same time reducing the painful symptoms that are affecting your health and well-being.

According to Asian medicine

The treatments for anxiety are differed for individuals, even when suffering from the same type of anxiety. That's because different people have different body types, different needs, and of course, different causes. That's why it is important to get a personalized treatment.

Acupuncture Nara Clinic Dr. Jin-Kim, Senghee

2334 W. Valencia Dr.

Fullerton, CA 92833


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