Strategies for Stress Relief

Mounting stress from juggling career, family, responsibilities and other demands can leave you feeling out of control.

Find the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges calmly and in control.

Today is the day to take some time for yourself!

Do you feel like there’s nothing you can do about your stress level?  The bills never stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day for all your errands, the responsibilities at work are beyond demanding, there are the constant needs of your family, and on and on. It’s easy to feel out of control, and then to make things worse, there are plenty of unhealthy ways to deal with your stress – overeating, smoking, drinking alcohol, or even taking on more responsibilities to fill up every minute of your day to avoid facing your problems.

Worst of all, this starts to feel like the norm. Do you feel this way?

  • Explaining away your stress as temporary (“I just have a million things going on right now”) even though you can’t remember the last time you took a breather?
  • Believing that stress is just part of your work or home life (“Things are always crazy around here”) or as a part of your personality (“I have a lot of nervous energy, that’s all”)

Most of us don’t think about managing our stress until it starts to cause problems with our health. Or you may not be aware of the connection between your stress level and your health – things such as back pain, getting sick frequently, heartburn or indigestion. You might be having sleepless nights, anxiety attacks or even depression. You can take medication to alleviate these symptoms, but still feel unable to break the cycle of poor health and stress

Acupuncture to the rescue!

In spite of the common fear that acupuncture will be painful, patients are very relaxed during their treatments. Getting acupuncture is a great way to finally take some time for yourself. While there are no acupuncture points that increase your income, make you deaf to the sounds of the kids bickering, or make your boss ease up on the work load, what treatments can do is act like a reset button for how your body and mind are dealing with the constant demands of life. They can make you feel calmer, increase your energy levels, and improve the quality of your sleep. They can help you gain perspective on the stress in your life, putting you back in control.

Treatments are tailored to you, so it’s not just an hour time out, but the first step in a wellness plan that treats you as an individual – addressing your symptoms and your constitution.

Managing stress is all about taking charge.  The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun – plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.