Stress Management, Anxiety & Depression

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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

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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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

Cognitive 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