Are You Stressed Out? Welcome, Aboard!!Feb 16 2016 | Nimulrith Seth EAMP
We are currently living in a “need-to- meet- a-dead- line” society. Our life is evolving around running errands and finishing tasks. In general, modern lifestyle is not conducive to health and wellbeing. Thus, it is important that we take ownership in our responsibility to take care of ourselves and our wellbeing. Our daily demands lead to stress accumulating in our body and mind. Ignoring our stress leads only to problems. We have to learn to create habits of being mindful about taking care of ourselves and our health because, daily stress, if not manage properly, could lead to a variety of health complications such as: neck and shoulder tension, lower back pain, insomnia, over thinking, headache, migraine, anxiety, panic attack, heart attack, digestive issue, heart burn, acid reflex, heart palpitation, high blood pressure, depression, anger, irritability, PMS, IBS, eating disorder, weight gain and variety other health issues. The best way to deal with stress is to manage it properly, in a healthier way. It is ineffective to deal with stress through smoking, drinking, eating junk food and taking recreational drug. Thus, managing stress properly is very crucial to our physical and emotional wellbeing.
It is important that we take action and be accountable for our own health so that we can prevent major health complications. There are many natural and healthy way to manage stress such as: exercise, yoga, meditation, tai chi and taking walks, sufficient rest and sleep.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is effective in relieving stress from the body. Acupuncture helps by regulating sympathetic-adrenal axial pathway and promotes para-sympathetic pathway thus enhancing relaxation and healing. Acupuncture is a medical modality that involves using tiny needles which stimulate the nervous system to vasodilate blood vessels and increase blood flow. Increased profusion provides the body with sufficient nutrients to injured areas and promotes healing. Blood carries within it, many valuable resources including: oxygen, white blood cells, red blood cells, antioxidants, and the ability to remove toxicity and wasted products from the injured tissues. Acupuncture needles also have a direct impact on our nervous system, by signaling the brain to produce opiates such as Enkephalin and others which help the body regulate pain. Injured tissues that cause pain and discomfort will start to heal and renew.