Worried Sick About Your Anxiety & Stress?
Sweaty palms, a racing heart, butterflies in the stomach and insomnia... we've all experienced symptoms of stress at some point in our lives. As uncomfortable as they may be, these symptoms are a natural and helpful "fight or flight" response by the body to a perceived threat to help increase the chance of survival.
However, when the body is in a constant state of stress due to work, lifestyle or other highly-stressful duties, the prolonged release of stress hormones can weaken the immune system and physically damage our bodies, causing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, weight gain and damage to the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for short-term memory. For pregnant women, chronic stress can also cause an increased rate of miscarriage
Acupuncture is an effective alternative treatment for anxiety and its associated symptoms and is highly preferable to potentially addicting anti-anxiety medications. Acupuncture stimulates the part of the brain that controls emotions and encourages the nervous system to produce neurotransmitters that relieve anxiety and pain. It produces no side effects and can often bring about improvements in anxiety within a few sessions.
If you haven't already given acupuncture a try, now's the time. Call the office to take advantage of our special offer for private pay patients: $25 off your initial visit for stress and anxiety.