With the help of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, you can reduce your stress and improve your overall well-being. Traditional Chinese Medicine is often used to manage stress. At the American Acupuncture Center, we won't only relieve your stress but will give you the tools to manage it on your own.
Below are a few treatments that can help;
Stress Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture works by retraining our brains to heal and rewire in a desirable way. Acupuncture stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is a part of our central nervous system that can counteract the fight or flight response. Stimulating this system produces a feeling of relaxation and calm. With acupuncture your brain will counter the effects of stress by learning to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system. When the acupuncture needles stimulate nerves under the skin, the nerve sends a message to the brain, telling it to release natural pain killers, called endorphins. These natural brain chemicals cause us to relax and feel euphoric or happy. Acupuncture also helps our bodies naturally reduce inflammation and pain as well, which can both increase with chronic stress.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
The composition of Chinese herbal formulas are based on the individual and their needs. Chinese herbs have are extremely good at counteracting the effects of stress on the body. Many Chinese herbal formulas contain molecules that act on the pathological systems of the brain, such as monoamine neurotransmissions, hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis, neurotrophic factor brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) cascade, and glutamate transmission. These molecules build up in the body slowly in order to leave you feeling relaxed and more equipt to deal with stressors.
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The American Acupuncture Center in Bloomfield Hills provides holistic medicine in a safe, comprehensive, and convenient manner. We listen to you in order to address your health concerns in the best way for you. Contact us so we can help you feel better and meet your wellness goals.
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