Chronic Stress and Anxiety

Get natural relief from stress and anxiety — with acupuncture.

Did you know that acupuncture can help balance your mind as well as your body? Acupuncture makes it easier to cope with the circumstances that contribute to chronic stress and anxiety.

Let’s face it–no one goes through life without feeling pressure, tension, or strain. In fact, stress is a normal way to adapt to life’s demands. It ensures that we’re activating our “fight or flight” nervous system when needed. Typically, stress and anxiety increases your heart rate, accelerates your breathing, and adjusts your hormone levels so that you can perform more effectively. The result is that small amounts of such anxiety can help you achieve your goals.

Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle stimulates the stress response from our nervous system without turning it off. Over time, this type of continuing stress can wreak havoc with our health.

Your stress can contribute to blocking the flow of energy (Qi or “chee”) through the merians in your body. Acupuncture, however, may release endorphins — natural pain-killing chemical signals in the brain — as well improve blood circulation and eliminate the production of cortisol and other unwanted stress hormones in the brain. It’s also known that acupuncture has a calming and relaxing effect that can also help decrease stress, lower blood pressure, decrease heart rates, and relax tense muscles.

Although stress is unavoidable, acupuncture can definitely help. With acupuncture treatments at Silicon Valley Natural Health, you can feel more relaxed and better prepared to meet the challenges of our busy lifestyles.