Relieve stress and pain at work with acupuncture

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Acupuncture is an ancient practice of natural medicine that helps balance energy and relieve stress and pain.

A natural approach to better health

Born thousands of years ago, acupuncture is a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). It is based on the premise that a disturbance or blockage in the body’s flow of vital energy can lead to health problems. In the human body there are approximately 1000 acupuncture points, each of which lies on an invisible energy channel, or as its “meridian”. And each channel of energy is associated with an organ of our body.

But how does acupuncture work?

There are a number of theories, but researchers don’t fully understand how acupuncture might work.

Acupuncturists insert very fine needles into specific acupuncture points all over the body to restore the flow of body energy.

For example, one theory about how acupuncture works is that it stimulates endorphins, which is our body’s natural painkiller chemical. Another theory is that acupuncture has an influence on the part that controls bodily functions (autonomic nervous system).

That being said, acupuncture can increase your chances of success at work and provide other health benefits, which will improve your productivity. In many cases, acupuncture can also reduce the emotional and physical impacts of a stressful or unhealthy work environment.

Your well-being and health should be a priority even in your work environment, and not just when you are away from work.

Less stress means happier and healthier

Health is a 24/7 job and is directly linked to both your productivity and your happiness. and productivity.

Due to its usefulness and versatility, acupuncture is practiced in many forms: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, block acupuncture, Acupressure, Teishein, etc.

Here is an overview of the best benefits of acupuncture:

1. Stress reduction

The reason people seek acupuncture treatment is for stress.

Almost 77% of people admit that we experience symptoms of stress, whether it’s because of the pressure we put on the work placed or other goals.

We all know that labor is a major trigger, acupuncture has proven to be very helpful when it comes to moderating moods to reduce anxiety, or to lower stress hormones. Overall to improve feelings of happiness.

2. Acupuncture can relieve back pain, neck tension, and relieve joint pain in the hands and arms

Bad posture, keyboards, heavy backpacks, cell phones are just some of the things that cause pain and manage to keep us awake at night.

The acupuncture method can reduce swelling, inflammation and pain.

3. Treat Headaches

Acupuncture has long been used to treat headaches. Additionally, recent studies have shown that acupuncture can reduce migraines. With a sense of well-being and relaxation, acupuncture is the ideal treatment of choice for those looking for a less invasive, drug-free option.

4. Relieves Eye Strain

Acupuncture can relieve eye pressure that scientists sometimes associate with neck tension. Acupuncture also treats many eye diseases, including myopia, hyperopia, cataracts, glaucoma, presbyopia, astigmatism, amblyopia, diplopia, color blindness, and night blindness.

5. Boost the immune system and reduce sick days

Acupuncture can boost your body’s immune system and help fight off pathogens. Acupuncture treatment can also reduce symptoms that make you exhausted at work.

6. Improve mental clarity and increase energy

Most patients report improved mental clarity and often experience increased energy. One of the many benefits is improved sleep, which is why acupuncture is typically used to treat sleep disorders like insomnia.

7. May Regulate Digestive Systems

The link between digestive health and overall health is inescapable. Acupuncture has been proven to effectively regulate the digestive system, which is good news for those who are bothered by gastrointestinal issues.

8. Allergy Relief

Acupuncture can prevent allergies, but it’s important to start treatments to strengthen your body before allergy season begins. Acupuncture has been proven to reduce allergy symptoms and can be replaced with antihistamines.

9. Reduces Cravings

If you have decided to quit smoking, acupuncture can be very effective. In addition to helping relieve nervousness, curb food cravings, and reduce irritability, it also promotes lung tissue repair while increasing relaxation and detoxification throughout the body.

10. May Relieve Repetitive Strain Injuries

Constant stress is the most common work-related consequence that can lead to a high number of days away from work. Acupuncture can be effective in treating constant stress and may reduce the need for surgery or medication. This avoids the overuse of pharmacological products which can have an impact on productivity and quality of life.

In conclusion

Acupuncture can be very effective in managing stress and improving your productivity and overall workplace well-being. However, it is important that your acupuncturist is well trained. Acupuncture is more of a complementary treatment, and it should never be used solely in place of standard medical care. Instead, use it in addition to conventional treatments, especially in cases of chronic or serious illnesses.

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About the Author

Andy BraddelAndy Braddell is a British blogger with considerable travel experience. He wants to encourage people to be curious about the world and find ways to fit more travel into their lifestyle than they already have. He wants others to look at him and say, “Thanks to you, I didn’t give up. He is also very passionate about health and wellness… he loves finding new ways to make things healthier.

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