"I feel so relaxed" is one of the most common responses my patients report after acupuncture treatment. Stress, anxiety are gone with acupuncture!
Stress Definition:Stress can affect every person differently. It can manifest by affecting our emotions causing panic, overwhelmed feeling, depression, anxiety, or fear. Above all, it can cause digestive issues like IBS, headaches, muscle tension as well as poor sleep, trouble focusing, and even low energy.
Stress has many causes which may include: work related stressors, environmental, or changes in lifestyle, job, or relationship.
Symptoms of stress manifest differently in each person but commonly include:
- muscle tension
- muscle spasms
- poor sleep
- low energy
- trouble concentrating
- increased consumption of alcohol, food, or caffeine
Stress is one of the conditions that acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat.
How can acupuncture help?
Most people feel a sense of calm and relaxation during and after acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture can help to calm the mind, balance emotions, and training the body to better adapt to stress and stress-induced situations.
What other treatments are available?
Other techniques used to help with stress are implementing daily routines of effective breathing exercises, herbs/supplements, biofeedback, and use of essential oils to help relax and calm the body and mind.
At Starting Point in Bothell, we have many treatment options available. After an initial consult, our doctor will know how to best proceed. We commonly prescribe stress management therapies like acupuncture, mindset/meditation techniques, and recommending specific foods to help deal with day-to-day stress response more effectively.
Give our office a call today at (425) 686-4498 to schedule your consult.
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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.