Balance Eustress and Distress in the Body with Acupuncture

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The mental and emotional beating that stress administers to our body is matched by the physical. Although there is no true cure to completely end emotional, mental, or physical pain, there is a natural healthcare route that is accessible and affordable - Modern Acupuncture! 


A constant state of high alert produced by stress can contribute to serious health problems and disease such as:


High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease, as the heart and circulatory system spend too much time in overdrive.


Type 2 Diabetes, as the liver continually boost sugar levels to give you the energy you need for anticipated “battle”.


Obesity, as high levels of cortisol make you crave sugary, fatty foods.


Viruses and Infectious Diseases, as energy that would normally go to sustaining the immune system is diverted elsewhere.


Insomnia, Headaches and Heartburn which often occur from the body never properly digesting meals.


Fertility and Libido, stress alone does not cause infertility, but stress can push us towards unhealthy behaviors that can affect our fertility and libido.


Most alarmingly, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death including heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, cirrhosis of the lives and suicide according to the American Psychological Association.


Ideal State of Balance


The body’s ideal state of equilibrium is maintained by balancing stress along two different axes. One is the eustress (or good stress) versus distress (or bad stress). The nervous system is comprised of the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest).


Normally we move through these states on a regular basis and are hopefully somewhere in the middle most of the time. When our nervous system has trouble regulating itself, it can get stuck in one state, or have trouble staying in neutral and move quickly between extreme states.  Stress and traumatic events are a big cause of nervous system dysregulation.


Acupuncture Decreases Stress


Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body alleviating the physical symptoms associated with stress.


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