What is Stress?

Stress is physical, mental and emotional strain caused by influences from the outside world. Stress affects our sympathetic nervous system (SNS) which generates what is known as the "fight or flight" response. The SNS signals the adrenal glands to release hormones called adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones cause the heart to beat faster, respiration rate to increase, blood vessels in the arms and legs to dilate, digestive process to change and glucose levels (sugar energy) in the bloodstream to increase. Chronic stress over a prolonged period of time can result in a drain on the body. This constant reaction of the nervous system has a negative affects on other bodily systems such as: the musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiovascular and reproductive systems. There are 8 common symptoms of stress.

Eight Symptoms of Stress

  • Allergies
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Mood Swings
  • Pain
  • Reproductive Disorders
  • Sleeping Disorders

Acupuncture for Stress

Acupuncture effectively treats stress by balancing the bodies systems. If you are suffering form one or more of the above symptoms then you are most likely suffering from too much stress.

Come in, for a treatment and consultation today, to see how you can reduce your stress and become pain free.