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How Holistic Medicine Can Help Kick Holiday Stress

from Modern Acupuncture

‘Tis the season for stress! Among the many joys the holidays bring, there are many underlying dreads: demanding holiday travel schedules, post-Christmas shopping debt, memories of passed loved ones resurfacing, entertaining house guests, and copious amounts of cleaning that can take a toll on many peoples’ health. With increased stress, anxiety and even depressive-like symptoms, for many, the holidays are not so jolly.

The season for holiday blues is in full swing, and by implementing a few proactive behaviors, you can stay ahead of the overwhelming emotions that accompany the holidays. Forego the medications that can help to ease holiday stress and anxiety and try a holistic approach: acupuncture. This all-natural alternative can help treat several ailments, such as sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, weakened immune system and so much more.

Alleviates Stress and Anxiety

Studies have shown that Acupuncture provides a safe and effective option for those seeking natural treatment for stress and anxiety. This ancient Chinese medicine has been proven to help decrease stress hormones, which naturally helps improve other areas of health and life, such as quality of sleep, focus, energy levels, and the digestive system. Unfortunately, stress and anxiety have the potential to serve as the root of someone’s mental, emotional and physical stability, and once the symptoms are heightened, they can lead to more chronic conditions, such as depression. Treating stress and anxiety may help with depressive symptoms, including nausea, mood swings, disruptive sleep, panic, hopelessness and more.

Encourages Relaxation & Rest

Throughout this season, it’s common that people are constantly on the go, running on fumes and hardly finding time to truly relax the body and mind. Commonly, stress, anxiety and other related symptoms cause the human body to go into a “fight or flight” response which triggers the sympathetic nervous system, making the body feel active and alert. However, at the other end of the spectrum is the parasympathetic response, which is “rest and digest,” and this helps with centering the body, bringing it back to balance. Acupuncture prompts the parasympathetic mode by introducing deep relaxation and calming sensations that benefit overall health.

Improves Digestion and Immune System

People are constantly on the go – airports and other transportation services are flooded and dinner parties and holiday activities consume the evenings; therefore, people are interacting with more people than normal, which only increases the likelihood of a cold or flu spreading. Amongst the holiday chaos, people must take proactive steps to strengthen their immune system. Acupuncture improves blood flow and circulation of oxygen and nutrients and supports the body’s natural defensive mechanisms.

About Modern Acupuncture

Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and founded in 2016, Modern Acupuncture™ is revitalizing the ancient practice of acupuncture for the modern individual by making all-natural health and beauty benefits available to the public in Zen-inspired clinics across the country. There are currently 51 clinics in the U.S. across 16 states, and a total of 165 licenses have been sold across 25 states.

Modern Acupuncture™ offers developer and franchisee opportunities to qualifying entrepreneurs. ACU Development, LLC is the franchisor of Modern Acupuncture™ franchise locations and an operator in some states. In California, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Washington, ACU Development, LLC and its franchisees provide management services to affiliated professional acupuncture practices. For more information, please visit www.modernacupuncture.com.

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