According to the American Psychological Association, Americans were more stressed than ever during the pandemic year of 2020. Today, Americans are still struggling to reduce their stress and anxiety levels. Stress and anxiety not only impact mental health but physical health as well. One effective treatment for stress is acupuncture. Chaney Chiropractic & Neurology in Spring Hill and Beverly Hills offers acupuncture for patients looking for a natural way to alleviate their stress and anxiety.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of medicine that has been around for thousands of years. Hair-thin needles are placed in certain spots in the body called meridians. In modern times, the only thing that’s changed about acupuncture is that we can now stimulate the needles with very low levels of electricity if needed.
How Does Acupuncture Treat Stress and Anxiety?
The needles help the body release chemicals that help to reduce pain and promote relaxation. These chemicals include endorphins, norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin, and enkephalin. Endorphins, in particular, help with stress and anxiety.
Acupuncture triggers the brain to release endorphins. Endorphins help the body naturally relieve stress and anxiety. Endorphins can also help you relax, making it easier to maintain regular sleep patterns.
Another chemical the body releases during acupuncture is dopamine. The brain normally releases this chemical when you do something you really like, but some therapies like acupuncture can also trigger its release. Dopamine can improve your mood and help you stay relaxed.
Acupuncture Is a Relaxing Experience
Many patients become so relaxed during acupuncture sessions that they fall asleep. Sleep is a great way for your body to heal naturally.
Contact Us for Stress Relief from Our Chiropractor in Spring Hill or Beverly Hills
If you are interested in learning more about how acupuncture can benefit you, contact our team at Chaney Chiropractic & Neurology today. Acupuncture combined with chiropractic care offers long-term relief from stress and anxiety. We can determine if acupuncture is right for you during your first consultation. Contact our Beverly Hills office at (352) 270-8869 or our Spring Hill office at (352) 686-6385 today.