Category Archives: Anxiety

Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety

Our bodies are designed to react to stressful events by turning on the “flight or fight” responses of the sympathetic nervous system. This gets our heart rate going, our blood pressure up, impedes our circulation causing pain and muscle tension, and over time this causes the body to release the stress hormone cortisol.  When cortisol is elevated our sleep patterns become disturbed causing insomnia and our anxiety increases.  This constant state of stress begins to deplete us, and we eventually become exhausted.

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