Given the current state of the world, there are a lot of reasons to be stressed and anxious. While stress and anxiety have been normalized in today’s society, you don’t have to live with either of them. This is especially important because both of these conditions will take a terrible toll on your body if you don’t learn how to manage them.
There are effective methods that have been proven to help reduce the effects of stress on your body. With Amla Healing Arts, you can learn how the art of acupuncture in Bergen County NJ will help to relieve your anxiety and stress without the use of medication or drugs. Read this short guide below to learn more about why stress is bad for our bodies and how acupuncture can help relieve it.
Why are stress and anxiety bad?
Before we get too far into this, it’s important to understand that not all stress is bad. Stress is what gets your adrenaline flowing before you start an athletic competition or if you’re being chased by a dog. However, constant stress causes an overload of these hormones in our bodies like cortisol and will make us gain weight and harm our bodies in many other ways. It’s important to find healthy ways to manage our stress and acupuncture can be one of them.
Acupuncture has been proven to stimulate the release of neurotransmitters from the brain that make us feel good. As these chemicals flow throughout our bodies we will feel a sense of calm and relaxation. This will not only calm your mind but give your body a chance to heal from the damage the stress has caused.
Time for relaxation
Relaxation is an incredibly important part of managing your well-being. When you’re lying on a table during an acupuncture session, you’re able to fully relax your body and let your stress and anxiety fade away. Your mind is freed from the cares of your day, week, or month and you finally have time to yourself. Each session lasts about 30 minutes as the healing effects of the acupuncture unfold in your body, so that’s time that you’re able to escape from the hustle and noise of the world.
Get more clarity than with medications
Many medications that are used to treat stress and anxiety are meant to sedate you to a certain degree. While this can be effective for most people, it can also lead to a feeling of clouded thoughts and judgment. When you use acupuncture as a remedy for your anxiety, you can keep a clear mind without taking medications that might have negative side effects on your body.
Acupuncture encourages living well
After you’ve completed your acupuncture session, you can continue to enjoy the relaxing and calming effects of the way that you live your daily life. Your diet and activity level will play a major role in how your body responds to acupuncture therapy. Eating a plant-based meal with plenty of water will help your body to clear out harmful toxins and replace them with nutrients and antioxidants. Furthermore, physical exercise accompanied with deep breathing exercises during yoga and meditation will help to maintain your sense of relaxation.
Get in touch to book an appointment
If you’d like to schedule an appointment for acupuncture in Bergen County NJ, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I can help you treat your stress and anxiety without the use of traditional medication. Give me a call at 201-265-1698 or send a message via my contact form. I’d love to hear from you and help you get started putting your stress and anxiety behind you.