Stress Management, Anxiety & Depression

Preventative Medicine:

Stress, Anxiety & Depression

​Stress (along with anxiety, and depression) is one of the most common issues that patients come in for at Acupuncture & Holistic Arts. Medicine is now confirming that 70% of chronic illness stem from stress and lifestyle issues.

 

Chronic stress manifests as a wide range of emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral symptoms. In many cases, they are able to find relief through acupuncture treatments. More specifically, studies show that acupuncture appears to have a positive effect on Heart Rate Variability, which in turn promotes a healthy Central Autonomic Network (or the brain’s “executive function”). Acupuncture can relax the Sympathetic Nervous System. Chronic High stress or even situational stressful situations can effect your health.

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Emotional Symptoms Of Stress Include

  • Becoming easily frustrated, agitated, and moody

  • Feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take control

  • Having trouble relaxing and quieting your mind

  • Feeling badly about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless, and depressed

  • • Avoiding others / social situations

  • Fading of age spots

Physical Symptoms Of Stress Include

 

  • Low energy

  • Headaches

  • Upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea

  • Aches, pains, and tense muscles

  • Chest pain and rapid heartbeat

  • Insomnia

  • Frequent colds and infections

  • Loss of sexual desire and/or ability

  • Nervousness and shaking

  • Cold or sweaty hands and feet

  • Clenched jaw and grinding teeth

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)

 

Cognitive Symptoms Of Stress Include

  • Constant worrying

  • Racing thoughts

  • Forgetfulness and disorganization

  • Inability to focus

  • Poor judgment

  • Being pessimistic or seeing only the negative side

Behavioral Symptoms Of Stress Include

  • Changes in appetite — either not eating or eating too much

  • Procrastinating and avoiding responsibilities

  • Increased use of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes

  • Exhibiting more nervous behaviors, such as nail biting, fidgeting, and pacing