Stress and Anxiety
Current estimates show that 70-80% of all visits to Western physicians are for stress related disorders.
Let’s face it, the hustle and bustle, the imbalances exacerbated by stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression, work, kids, the five o’clock traffic on the 405, but it’s not just us and it’s not just here in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, many of us have a knee-jerk reaction against support groups or opportunities for therapy, so often our only option is pharmaceuticals, which though labeled ‘magic stress reducing pills’, at best offer short-term relief and at worse lead to habituation and dependence.
Acupuncture to Relieve Stress
Acupuncture works by balancing and regulating a body’s Qi, its vital life force. This has numerous physiological benefits such as decreasing heart rate, lowering blood pressure, reducing cortisol levels, balancing hormones, and increasing energy. All of these help off-set the effects of stress. Furthermore, acupuncture relieves feelings of anxiety and depression, making it much easier to deal with major upheavals and emotional distress. Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective substitute for anti-depressants and often times is used to assist people wanting to get off these drugs.
Here at 1000 Folded Cranes Acupuncture, we have worked with hundreds of patients suffering from insomnia, anxiety, and depression and are always aware of the sacred and vulnerable space that must be held by patient and practitioner.
When you are feeling balanced and relaxed, you are more prepared to look at the world around you and make clear and healthy choices enabling you to deal with even the most unpleasant curve-balls that life throws.