Stress is a common problem and most of us tend to face it at some point or the other in our lives. There are several reasons for this. The reasons include tough competition, the need to make more money and problems related to relationships.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can tackle stress. One of the best and widely used methods to eliminate stress is acupuncture.
Human body is hard wired and helps individuals to react to certain stressful events. As soon as it perceives stress, the sympathetic nervous system kicks in and then helps to give out ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ response.
Here are some normal relations of human body under the condition of any sort of stress:
- Heart rate increases
- Pupils dilate
- Digestion process shuts down temporarily
In earlier days, the ‘flight or fight’ response worked well because most of the stress or threat came from animals, environment or nature. However, these days, people tend to face threats in a different way.
In fact, the threat is faced in an indirect way. For instance, a modern man faces threat in the form of a nasty colleague or a demanding boss. A bad relationship or a trouble some situation may also be the case.
Most of the time, stress becomes an integral part of most people’s lives. Under these situations, human body suffers a lot. Here are some common problems faced by the human body:
- The stress hormone of the body known as the cortisol elevates
- Blood pressure increases
- Immune function suppresses
- Problems related to digestion
According to the Chinese medical science, depression, stress, anxiety or any sort of strong emotion interferes the natural flow of energy through out the body. The Chinese theory believes that the energy flow through the body via network of roads.
This acts almost as a highway system. Now, the disturbing elements such as stress, depression and tension establish ‘traffic jam’ and disturb the natural flow of traffic on the road. It blocks the free flow of energy inside the body.
For instance, people who are stressed out may often complain about pain in the shoulder, neck or even upper back. This is due to the tension caused by stress in the respective areas that work towards blocking the free flow of energy. The result is pain, headaches and tightness in the body.
With the help of acupuncture, one can easily address to the problem of energy blockages. The acupuncture points work towards acting as the on ramp and off ramps to the highway of energy.
It would also facilitate smooth flow of energy and suppress the stress and anxiety system. If continued, it will also eliminate stress and anxiety completely.
Acupuncture releases natural pain-killing chemicals known as endorphins to the brain. Acupuncture will also decrease blood pressure, heart rate and relaxes the muscles.