Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Stress Relief

Stress is inevitable, often brought on by circumstances inflicted by our personal and professional lives. Stress that is unrelieved for extended periods of time creates pain & diseases such as stomach pain, pms, unexplained indigestion, Irritable bowel syndrome IBS, anxiety, upset stomach, irregular menstruation, acne, bad skin, night sweats and more.  In order to minimize symptoms associated with stress, prevent illness, disease and pain, acupuncture and Herbal formulas are excellent choices with very effective results.

Not surprisingly, 77% of people experience physical symptoms caused by daily stress, according to the American Institute of Stress. While each person’s symptoms may differ, the underlying issue can be treated with two natural remedies that help relieve stress.

Understanding Stress

A multitude of daily habits and lifestyle choices can contribute to stress. When the body feels stressed, it triggers two pathways in areas of the brain that release hormones that increase anxiety and irritability. Once these stress responses activate, physical changes can occur like an increased heart beat, which can cause a rippling effect to other areas of the body. Symptoms like irritability, digestive problems and even fatigue often occur as a result.

Acupuncture for Stress

Stress accumulates over time, often building up in the neck, shoulders and stomach. The body’s response to this stress is called disease and where that disease takes hold differs for each individual. However, a large portion of people are suffering from undesirable symptoms caused by stress.

Acupuncture helps to heal prolonged stress in the body by using needles to communicate with the brain and central nervous system, directing the body to the areas which need healing. It also releases endorphins that help to relieve stress at a molecular level. AND, the acupuncture 20 min nap is widely regarded as one of the most stress relieving experiences with longest lasting effects of any modality available today.

A fascinating study published in Anesthesiology (June 2003) showed a 66% decrease in stress for the acupuncture group of patients being transported to the hospital by ambulance. By contrast, the control group had a 10% increase in stress. This is just one of many studies that showcase how Acupuncture has a remarkable effect on treating stress and anxiety.

Chinese Herbs for Stress

An effective treatment plan for stress relief combines Acupuncture with Chinese Herbs. Herbs have been used for centuries to treat disease, daily ailments, and stress. Robert Youngs Acupuncture has herbal formulas designed for stress in the contemporary world -plant based vegan formulas such as Stress, Stress + Thirst, and Stress + Heat, are modern updates of classic Chinese Herbs like Jia Wei Xiao Yao San. These formulas are effective and work to gently relieve stress, anxiety, and physical symptoms associated with them. Herbal formulas have effectively worked to harmonize digestive function, smoothe the Liver Qi in the body, and restore balance, boost energy and overall well being.  

Treatment plans for stress vary, and are tailored to maximize healing based on each individual’s associated symptoms. While treating stress with Acupuncture and Herbal Formulas has yielded remarkable results, we also recommend lifestyle changes to minimize stress such as healthy dietary decisions, and daily exercise.

Though stress can sometimes feel like the walls are closing, it doesn’t have to define us. Holistic healing through Acupuncture and Herbal Formulas can help minimize stress and free up space for a positive, healthy and fulfilling life.

Is stress cramping your style? Schedule your appointment for Acupuncture today with the best acupuncture in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and Century City, and learn more about how Chinese Herbal Formulas help relieve stress.

Robert Youngs