Although the holidays are supposed to be a time for family, friends, and good cheer, for many, these annual celebrations become a source of great stress and anxiety. Now, imagine that you can enter the upcoming holiday season with newfound serenity — which is precisely what acupuncture can accomplish.
At Family Wellness Acupuncture, our team of licensed acupuncturists is highly trained in the art of acupuncture, and we know how to restore calm in a world that is anything but calm. By accessing your body’s natural pathways to restore the free flow of energy, we can better regulate your emotions and reduce stress.
If you want to be the model of calm and peace this holiday season, explore how acupuncture can help get you there.
Why all the stress?
During the best of times, holidays can be stressful for a wide range of reasons, including:
- Financial stress (overspending)
- Family conflict
- Pressure to be happy
This season, we can add a worldwide pandemic to the mix, which has put people on edge (understandably) about gathering together. In fact, the Census Report reports that a whopping one-third of Americans are showing clinical signs of depression and anxiety thanks to the pandemic.
Though acupuncture may not be able to help with family conflict, it can go a long way toward regulating your emotional and stress responses. Acupuncture works by accessing certain points along your body’s energy pathways, which are called meridians, to restore flow.
We access these points with small, thin needles, which we place into your skin to eliminate any blockages and stimulate flow, which allows your body to better regulate itself.
This restoration of your natural flow of energy, or qi, not only promotes better physical health, but also works to restore your mental health, as the two are inextricably linked. As an example, acupuncture taps into your nervous system and prompts your brain to release endorphins, which are also known as the “happiness hormones.”
As well, acupuncture can also relieve your body’s flight-or-fight response, which is controlled by hormones.
If you want to be proactive in addressing holiday stress, we recommend that you start an acupuncture regimen before the holidays kick into high gear. Depending upon your anticipated stress levels, as well as any existing issues with anxiety, we can come up with a treatment timeline that will garner the best results — your calm.
To waltz into the holidays without a care in the world, contact our office in Irvine, California, to explore how acupuncture can get you there.