People seek help from an acupuncturist for reasons other than physical pain. Acupuncture can also help alleviate mental and emotional issues, such as stress.
Everyone gets overwhelmed from time to time, but it’s not unusual for someone to reach a point where they can no longer cope well with their stress. Experts recommend making lifestyle changes when it becomes unmanageable.
Why lifestyle changes don’t always work
Experts suggest getting enough sleep to help cope with stress—but stress can also contribute to insomnia. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol can also calm stress, but if you’re having trouble sleeping, sometimes that morning jolt of java can seem like the only way to force productivity and a glass of wine at night can feel like the only way to relax.
And stress can cause wear and tear on the physical body as well, leading to additional health problems. Many people find themselves locked in a vicious cycle where they just try to get through the day. Their relationships suffer and that feeds back into increased overwhelm—which is no way to live.
Hit the reset button
There is a solution that’s scientifically proven to work. A course of acupuncture can significantly decrease stress for long periods of time. We at Peninsula Acupuncture say it’s like having a nightly glass of wine without the harmful health effects. Acupuncture can eliminate insomnia, increase energy levels, and make stress fade into the background. It acts as a reset button, which can improve nearly every aspect of your life.
Peninsula Acupuncture looks beyond the symptoms and discovers the root cause of patients’ suffering. We’re known as the best alternative health care providers in the Mountain View, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale, CA, area. Get in touch to learn more about what we can do to help you cope.