Less stress, more living… Many of us understand how true this saying is, and many of us know how harmful stresses can be to our health and to our longevity. Stresses, especially chronic stresses, is something that surround us, we have to face stressful things and stressful situation on a regular basis in our business, private, and social life. Anxiety, constant fears and worries, pressure, inability to have a proper rest and get a proper sleep, depression and phobias are among the most common and the least dangerous symptoms of stresses. However, those people who do not know how to handle stresses and how to use effective stress management techniques are at very high risks of developing quite serious health problems, losing great career opportunities and failing to achieve great heights in this life!
Fortunately, there are quite a few of excellent and easy approaches to managing stresses. Those include physical activities of various kinds, socializing and making new friends, trying new hobbies like knitting or fixing jigsaw puzzles, traveling, reading books or playing online games, and many more. It is very interesting that mastering relaxation techniques which came to us from medical practices of ancient Indian and Traditional Chinese medicines are considered very powerful and very healthy stress management techniques. At the same time, it was only recently discovered that using such common health care and relaxation practice from South Asia as acupuncture can be a good solution to reduce stresses. As the latest studies have shown, those who choose acupuncture make a very good decision and have better chances to handle stresses in a better way.
Acupuncture is an ancient practice of using special needles that a specialist inserts to specific points of human skin in order to stimulate certain areas in the body and improve the function of one or another system or organ. Acupuncture is considered exceptionally effective for treating a great variety of health conditions, starting from slowed down metabolism and ending up with lowering the risks for serious cardiovascular problems. It turned out that acupuncture can also be used to reduce the symptoms and levels of stresses. A recent study by a group of experts of Georgetown University helped to understand biological mechanisms of this stress management technique, and found scientific evidence to the fact that for some people acupuncture can work better than known antidepressant drugs.
“Many practitioners of acupuncture have observed that this ancient practice can reduce stress in their patients, but there is a lack of biological proof of how or why this happens. We’re starting to understand what’s going on at the molecular level that helps explain acupuncture’s benefit,” the study leader said. The scientists encourage those who are looking for effective stress management approaches to try this ancient one. They say that as the experiments have demonstrated, it is possible to achieve very good effects in just two or three months of using acupuncture two-three times a week. In order to maximize the effects, it is recommended to combine this technique with visiting a psychologist or any other stress management solution which works well. Try acupuncture for stress management, and you will not regret!