Acupuncture – A natural sedative

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Stress makes us sick and sickens. We have to relax and calm down How, though, when we face various problems everyday, and in the evenings we are not asleep of the concepts? Acupuncture says experts can give the solution.

From Marika Daskalaki

Stress  is feelings we almost all know. Whether it is work, financial problems, relationships, illness or any other situation where we can feel that we are outside our comfort zone, stress begins to dominate us.   What’s happening to us When we are healthy and anxiety is short-lived, we are usually able to recover from stressful situations relatively unsustainable. However, if stress is extended or correlated with other emotional or physical disorders, then it has serious consequences for our overall well-being. It affects the sympathetic nervous system, which initiates the instinctive “fight or flight” reaction when we encounter a dangerous or stressful situation. In the old days, this reaction helped people at times of gathering their food in the woods or in game hunting because it mobilized them. Physically, this response causes some temporary physical changes, such as increased heart rate, increased blood flow, increased oxygen uptake and obstruction of digestive functions – all designed to allow either to escape or to fight a life-threatening condition. Unfortunately, this response from our sympathetic nervous system does not fit into modern life, where most of our stressful situations occur at home or at work. Unlike the days we lived in our caves, stressful situations tend to be longer and usually can not be resolved by fleeing or fighting.  The consequences   This results in levels of cortisol, the natural hormone of body stress, increasing, resulting in high blood pressure, increased belly fat, increased blood sugar, decreased immune function and reduced cognitive performance. Over time, this can cause long-term disturbances in physical and mental health, such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, headaches, digestive problems, sleep problems, fertility, etc.

 

When control is lost

In traditional Chinese medicine, physical and emotional imbalances are closely linked in the sense that a type of imbalance can cause or exacerbate the other. Prolonged annoying feelings such as anxiety and stress cause barriers to the natural energy flow in the body, which can cause pain and illness. For example, chronic stress often manifests itself with muscle tension and pain in the upper back and neck, which in turn lead to headaches. Pain on the other usually leads to even greater concern, resulting in the perpetuation of the imbalance cycle.

 

Acupuncture breaks the vicious circle A natural way to fight stress is acupuncture. Acupuncture fights stress by breaking this cycle of imbalance. How is it achieved? By releasing the obstacles in the flow of energy and restoring the natural balance in the body. This not only helps alleviate physical stress, such as pain, digestive disorders and sleep problems, but directly tackles stress itself. From a scientific point of view, acupuncture helps relieve stress, causing the body’s nervous system to release natural chemicals, such as endorphins, into the brain and the body.These chemicals act as pain inhibitors and relaxants that have a calming effect on the body. The calming effect of acupuncture reduces heart rate, blood pressure and relaxes the muscles, relieving many of the physical problems associated with anxiety. In addition, acupuncture increases blood circulation, and so more oxygen comes into the tissues and this instantly revitalizes the individual during the treatment.

Thank you for the cooperation Mrs. Marika Daskalaki, teacher of authentic traditional yoga, traditional Chinese medicine therapist, www.marikadaskalaki.gr

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