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SLOW DOWN: Reduce Your Stress

Acupuncture

You’ve heard it a million times…. to manage stress and feel better you must eat right, relax and exercise. For many of us, incorporating these items in our lives IS stressful and overwhelming.  Let us help you by offering new solutions for decreasing your stress levels. Chinese Medicine offers tools for getting your body back to homeostasis. This will help you be mentally clearer, feel overall better and develop new behavioral patterns where you can manage your everyday stress easily.

In this digital age, it’s very hard for us to “turn off” our connection to our job, friends, family and the world.  People nowadays work more than ever, all due to the easy nature of modern technology.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to take some real time off.  In Europe, the average vacation time is fives weeks per year.  In America, it’s two weeks or less and sometimes not at all. Sure, it means something to be efficient and productive but it can be stressful and take a toll on your well being. Here is a chart of interesting data from the Statistic Brain Research Institute, American Institute of Stress (April 27th, 2015).

Stress Chart

Stress QuizClick here to take the Popular Science Stress Quiz and rate your stress level.

Here are some surprising symptoms of un-managed stress on the body:

  • Bizarre and reoccurring dreams
  • Jaw and tooth pain
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Stomachaches and intestinal problems
  • Twitching
  • Acne or breaking out
  • Reoccurring illness (cold after cold)
  • Irregular periods and severe cramps
  • Itchy skin and rashes

Do you or someone you know need a little help with stress management? Acupuncture is safe, gentle and relaxing and when combined with herbal remedies and behavioral changes, life gets easier to manage.

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