St. Petersburg Stress Relief Management and Stress Relief with Acpuncture
Posted Jan 12 2012 7:50am
It's not uncommon in every day life to experience stress. Who isn't stressed from work, family and even the internal stressors of self-doubt, the need to achieve and perfectionism? Just how intense stress is on our health is often overlooked. Stress is a silent killer. It creates chronic conditions that lead to more significant health concerns.
Your body's stress mechanisms were designed to support you during stressful times, like in an emergency. But not during the constant stress to which we are often exposed. Stress can be externally produced by an unfulfilling job, a difficult supervisor, a stressful home life, caring for an aging parent, or by uncertainty about the circumstances around you, either about work, or world issues.
All these factors combine to put the calmest person into a frazzled frenzy. Internally stress can deplete your nervous system, lymphatic system, kidneys and adrenal glands. This sets the stage for a wider array of more serious ills. Studies have shown that increased and constant stress can decrease the number of white blood cells, which defend us against viruses. This leads to a wreaked immune system and emotional instability.
Signs of an Overactive Response to Stress:
High Blood Pressure
Tight neck and shoulders
Weakened immune system
If you suffer from two or more of the signs of an overactive response to stress above - you might want to consider a solution. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been shown to be one of the most effnective ways to reduce the devastation of stress and activate the relaxation response. Acupuncture causes your body to release pleasant, happy chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins are natural opiates, which relieve pain and increase a person’s sense of relaxation and well being. They can give a person a “natural high” similar to the feeling we have at peak experiences in our lives. This is one of the reasons that acupuncture is so useful in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Acupuncture also encourages relaxation by loosening tight muscles. You can leave a session feeling as if you had a good, deep massage. Many of our patients walk into their first session dreading needles and walk out of their first session feeling as relaxed, calm and rejuvenated.
This is what a Healthy Being Wellness Center Patient experiences:
"Stress Relief at it's Greatest! I consider myself a healthy person and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes I forget to incorporate massage, acupuncture and detoxification services as a part of my monthly regimen. I was so delighted to find a place as SPECIAL as Healthy Being Wellness Center and the staff that works there - everyone is so positive, friendly and you can tell they are experts in their respective fields. After one Acupuncture Session I felt more balanced throughout the week and was even given ear seeds by Jill to destress throughout the day."