How can acupuncture help you? 3 pillars of acupuncture make up the therapy that helps you manage stress and gets you the results you are still looking for! Integrative Acupuncture Center, located in Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ, serves the Northern Bergen County area including Fairlawn, Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Hohokus, Ramsey and Paramus NJ. Most people are familair with the first pillar of acupuncture, but few know about, and utilize it since they have never heard of it for treating stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue.
First Pillar- Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the most popularized treatment for lower back pain. Many, however, are discovering that acupuncture works really well to relieve your stress. Acupuncture does so by by reducing cortisol stress hormone levels. This has a tremendous benefit for your stress, anxiety or depression. Acupuncture does so by tapping into you relaxation response governed by the para-sympathetic nervous system, the pat of your nervous system that relates to relaxation. All too often with stress, we lose the ability to connect to the para-sympathetic nervous system and as a result feel more stressed, tired, feel tired all the time, gain weight, and have trouble sleeping. Acupuncture stimulates the body to releasing endorphins in a very profound way that “resets” your body’s relaxation response. This allows your body to reach a deep state of relaxation. Done over time, it helps regulate the body’s nervous system related to the relaxation response. Headache, acid reflux, digestive distress, insomnia, and fatigue are all too familiar symptoms that the body is under stress. Acupuncture utilizes very thin, small needles, which act as messengers sending signals to the brain to positively change conditions in the body. Best of all, no medication is injected in the needles.
Cupping: Cupping is the use of a specially made glass cup that is placed on your muscles to release tight muscle and melt spasms. Cupping creates suction around the skin on the neck mid or lower back and buttocks, and what it does it pulls fresh blood into the muscles while pulling out waste products through the skin. Sometimes the buildup is so intense you will see purplish discoloration occurring during and after the treatment. This indicates that you had a severe amount of waste products in the muscles. For those who still feel tense but do not get the “cupping marks”, you still get the release of waste products from the muscle. (Cupping is painless btw!) With little side effects and no medication, this “old school” method, is an excellent way to restore muscles to their elasticity and springiness, as people are looking for more ways to stay active and avoid the stiffness that comes with living.
Chinese Herbs: Chinese herbal therapy is a classic method of treating your stress by targeting the organ systems that have become hyperactive or exhausted with continuous stress. Best of all, the herbs are tailor made for your condition and the formulation changes as you do as well. When using Chinese herbs with an informed and skilled herbalist, you can use herbs quite safetly with fatigue, anxiety, stress, and depression, and loss of energy as well as dealing more effectively with specific conditions such as pain, headaches, digestive problems, energy, sleeping problems, and hormonal issues. Many herbal companies have started self-checking their herbal sources and suppliers through herbal assays, and other laboratory tests to ensure purity and safety and unadulterated, with no unwanted chemicals or substitutions. Using Chinese herbs is a wonderful way to help make the changes you are looking for in seeking natural help without additional medication.
When I talk with people, I ask a lot of questions about their health symptoms, their life, their diet, and then get into some Chinese medicine diagnostics to see how we can treat and help you feel better today. If you’d like to get help with your particular problem, please feel free to call me or email me and we have sit down in a no-pressure environment to evaluate how best to manage your stress and come up with a plan of action to help you start feeling better today! Go ahead and call me at 201-444-7150 or email me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!