Acupuncture in Calgary | Acupuncture for Stress

Hello Calgary Acupuncture Enthusiasts!

Do the long dark hours of the winter get you down? Does driving in winter make you tense? Do you have a hard time keeping up with the extra time demands that the holiday season brings? Is the news getting to you more than it ever has before?

If you agree with any of those statements or if you are stressed for any reason not listed above, then acupuncture can be a tool in the toolbox to help keep you healthy despite a hectic schedule. Are you thinking that your schedule doesn’t have time for acupuncture?

Our Downtown Calgary Acupuncturists are available seven days a week, including evenings, for your convenience.

Stress has been linked to a myriad of serious illnesses and its negative effects are often overlooked until they become serious or overwhelming. Some common symptoms of stress include but are not limited to:acupuncture for stress in calgary

  •  disturbed sleeping patterns
  • tense muscles (shoulders, buttocks, jaw)
  • headaches
  • weight gain
  • fatigue
  • anxiety and depression
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • forgetfulness
  • emotional hypersensitivity

Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to relieve your body of the effects of stress. It boosts dopamine and endorphins, reduces pain, helps you sleep and relieves those tense, achy muscles.

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What are some other things you can do to help manage stress other than visiting your downtown Calgary acupuncturist?

The best thing to do to help yourself with stress is to eliminate as many stressors from your life as possible.

That can seem like an impossible task, especially if you feel like your stress is coming from places or people you can’t escape but it is possible and extremely empowering to make choices that are good for you. You always have choices in your life, these choices always have consequences, you alone are the one to determine whether the consequences are acceptable. Remember that consequences can be positive and there are some choices we make that we don’t even consider as choices. They seem so, because the consequences to the alternative is unacceptable.

Some other tips to managing stress:

acupuncture for stress

  • take a bath
  • stop watching the news
  • go for walks outside
  • drink herbal teas
  • talking and connecting with other people
  • spend time with animals
  • get a massage
  • laugh, sing and dance
  • set achievable and realistic goals
  • eat nutritionally dense foods
  • take adaptogenic supplements (such as ginseng, reishi and ashwaganda)
    • Adaptogens are substances (a combination of amino acids, vitamins, and herbs) that modulate your response to stress or a changing environment.

If you feel in need of an endorphin boost, schedule your next acupuncture appointment in Calgary today!

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