Stress has been linked as a contributing factor to many diseases and unfortunately, our modern lives are rife with stress. The stress response can contribute systemic inflammation, heart disease and cancer.
Acupuncture has been shown to down cycle the sympathetic nervous system (responsible for the ‘fight or flight’ response) while activating the parasympathetic system (the ‘rest and digest’ response). This helps to reduce serum stress hormone levels, and allows the body to undertake reparative actions, which cannot be done when the sympathetic nervous system is dominant. Read here for more info.
Registered Acupuncture at Aches Away Toronto is provided by Sara Hodgkinson. Learn more about Sara.
Research on Acupuncture and Anxiety Relief: