NPR Morning Edition recently ran a very interesting series of episodes about stress. The link to the first one is below.
The main conclusion of the series is that stress can affect all aspects of our health. Stress can cause numerous health problem, which in turn cause more stress. Managing stress is a very important component in maintaining the overall quality of life and well being.
Acupuncture can be an effective tool in stress management. Even though it cannot prevent the root causes of stress, which can range from a loss of a loved one to financial problems, acupuncture can often treat the side effects of stress. That includes insomnia, depression, and anxiety. It can also reduce pain, elevate mood, relax the body, improve sleep and help with an increased feeling of over all well being.