Stress (along with anxiety, and depression) is one of the most common issues that people suffer from. Stress can leave you feeling drained and can affect your body in the long term. In short, stress is something you want to manage in order to live a happy and healthy life.
So how exactly can you manage stress? Well, acupuncture has allowed many to find relief from the symptoms of stress. Not only does acupuncture help relieve stress, but it also comes with many benefits. So what are the benefits of using acupuncture for stress in the workplace?
#1: Reduced Stress
Stress is one of the top reasons people seek acupuncture treatment. Whether it demands from our job or personal pressures we place on ourselves, nearly 77% of us admit that we experience the physical symptoms of stress. While work is a major trigger, acupuncture has been proven to lower stress hormones and moderate mood to reduce anxiety and improve overall feelings of happiness.
#2: Relief From Headaches
Acupuncture has been used to treat headaches for quite some time. It has proven very effective at reducing the number of painful migraines. Additionally, it has allowed those with chronic migraines to find a holistic solution.
Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can reduce days with migraines and may have lasting effects. With the most common side effects being a sense of euphoria and relaxation, acupuncture is a choice treatment for those seeking a less invasive, drug-free option.
#3: Reduced Eye Strain
Acupuncture can relieve eye strain that is often connected to neck tension. Acupuncture also treats many eye ailments including myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (long-sightedness), cataract, glaucoma, presbyopia, astigmatism, amblyopia (lazy eye), diplopia, color blindness, and night blindness.
#4: Improved Immune System
Acupuncture can help fight off pathogens by boosting the body’s immune system. Acupuncture treatment can also reduce the duration of a cold and relieve debilitating symptoms that keep you feeling miserable and away from work.
#5: Enhanced Mental Clarity
When you are groggy it can be pretty difficult to get your work done efficiently. But how do you shake that lethargic and foggy feeling? Well, Acupuncture patients report enhanced mental clarity and often experience a surge of increased energy. Improved sleep is an additional benefit, which is why acupuncture is used to treat sleep disorders like insomnia.
#6: Reduced Pain
Pain is another main reason many seek out acupuncture. Specifically back pain, neck pain, and joint pain. Keyboards, heavy backpacks, cell phones, and poor posture are just a few of the culprits that create the type of pain that penetrates into our workday and keeps us up at night. Acupuncture provides drug-free pain relief while also reducing swelling and inflammation.
#7: Allergy Relief
Acupuncture can be key in preventing allergies but it is important to being treatments to strengthen your body before allergy season begins. Acupuncture may also reduce allergy symptoms and can be used in place of or in conjunction with antihistamines.
The Takeaway: Benefits of Acupuncture for Workplace Stress
Stress can seriously take a toll on your health and your life. It should be something you learn to manage before it gets out of hand. Acupuncture can greatly reduce stress, and it comes with many benefits. So if you are interested in reducing and managing your stress, acupuncture could be a good fit for you.
If you are experiencing chronic stress, I encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our trusted practitioners. We also offer many other holistic treatments such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and spinal decompression. If you need some help figuring out what service is right for you, try our personalized consultation.