Stress and anxiety are often a normal part of life, and when managed well they can be of little consequence. However, sometimes they can become overwhelming, affecting our quality of life and general state of health. Chronic stress and uncontrolled anxiety can take a serious toll on our health leading to other problems, such as high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke.
There are several ways in which we can reduce stress and anxiety including exercise, relaxation techniques, and medication in some cases. Did you know that acupuncture and massage therapy are two other ways in which we can strongly reduce the symptoms and effects of stress and anxiety on the body and brain? These treatment options can help to reduce inflammation, which results in decreased cortisol (the body’s main stress hormone) in your bloodstream. Blood pressure can also be reduced, protecting your heart from damage. These therapy options improve our health from the inside out, and at a deep level.
If you have any questions about this please contact Integrative Acupuncture and Massage Therapy, PLLC directly at anytime. Acupuncture and massage therapy services are available through IAMT at both of our locations.
Consult with your physician before beginning any new treatments.