Acupuncture As A Great Stress Management Technique

Posted under Learning And Self-Development on Monday 30 September 2013 at 2:11 pm

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. Stress Management TechniquesAt 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!

9 Most Effective Ways To Combat Stresses

Posted under I am Always Late on Monday 16 August 2010 at 9:39 pm

Stresses play a great role in our everyday life and for many people, being too much sensitive to stresses turns into a real problem. It results in slowed down reactions and mental abilities, lower productivity and inability to get concentrated, depression and mood swings, lost relationships and opportunities, a lack of personal success, as well as tardiness and being always late. There are several techniques which can help us fighting with stresses or at least lower their negative effects on out minds and life.

1. Outdoor physical activities. It is proven that such activities as jogging, cycling, hiking, swimming and walking are among the most effective remedies for stresses. If you are not a loner, take your best friend(s) with you and go for a small trip somewhere. Or visit a sport club. Finally, visit a baseball or a basketball game – this can help you to release your emotions and will protect you from stresses at least for a shot time.

2.Stress Management Technique Yoga. Another very effective way to combat stresses which combines physical exercise and relaxation. This stress management technique can be very good one to strengthen your mind, relieve any sort of tension and tone your muscles. You can go in for yoga at home on your own, or you can join a local yoga club and use the opportunity to make new friends.

3. Deep breathing. This exercise is the easiest and the simplest, but  at the same time a very helpful technique for fighting with acute stresses, including such things as anxiety before an exam or before visiting a dentist. Everything is simple: sit back, try to relax and take 10-15 deep breaths. This will help lower your blood pressure instantly and calm down your mind.

4. Aromatherapy. Yet another great stress management technique for relieving negative effects of stresses. Soaking your body in a bath with several drops of relaxing essential oils (you can use jasmine, lavender, almond, or any other oil with calming and uplifting aroma) – what can be a better idea for relaxation after a hard working day?

5. Talking to a friend. Socializing and telling your problems to somebody will give you an opportunity to receive a new viewpoint and a piece of advice on what to do in your situation.

6. Spending time with pets. Petting your cat or dog will help you feel loved, and even watching your fishes swimming will help you calm down, relax and not to get focused on the problem.

7. Sticking to a new hobby. Go on for knitting, beading, photography, playing piano or guitar, growing bonsai trees, learning foreign languages and whatever you may love doing!

8. Listening to music. Slow and relaxing music is a unique solution to help us calm down and alleviate our mood.

9. Going to the movies. Regardless of doing this alone or in a company of friends, going to the movies will help you refresh your mind and probably find a new effective solution for your situation.