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Treating Holiday Stress and Depression with Acupuncture
Treating Holiday Stress and Depression with Acupuncture

Treating Holiday Stress and Depression with Acupuncture

'T is the season to be jolly – so why are many of us stressed and depressed during what is supposed to be the most magical time of the year? If you suffer from holiday dread due to the extra stress the holidays can bring, remember that the winter season is a time to slow down and take extra care of yourself.

Stress, anxiety, and depression throw the body into an imbalanced state where the immune system is compromised, sleep disturbances, headaches, and depression can occur. Acupuncture is a great practice that can help to combat the holiday blues and stress while enjoying a relaxing and pleasant experience.

Acupuncture is an ancient technique that involves unblocking these bodily imbalances by moving energy ( also known as Qi) throughout the body, lessening stress and unlocking vital energy. Chinese medicine sees acupuncture as improving functioning by correcting blockages or imbalances in the organs while releasing endorphins that minimize pain. Acupuncture can significantly reduce anxiety and stress as well as improve depression.

The experience of acupuncture is pleasant and relaxing. Once the very thin needles are in, the patient will lie quietly on the table with low lighting and soft music playing while resting or sleeping. The patient leaves the session feeling "blissed out and relaxed." This holiday season, treat yourself to an endorphin release with the healing wonders of acupuncture to help combat your stress and relieve depression.

The NewportCare Medical Center provides specialized care for patients including Acupuncture in the Long Beach area of California,. For all appointments and inquiries, please call (949) 491-9991 or click here to request an appointment online.

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