Acupuncture for stress can help make the holidays a less stressful time.

Acupuncture for Stress During the Holidays Can Put You in a Festive Mood

The holidays are a wonderful time to unwind and connect with our loved ones while bonding over delicious food. But the frenzied holiday shopping, long travel times, and complex meal preparation can inject stress into what’s supposed to be a relaxing break. This season, give yourself the gift of relaxation through acupuncture for stress relief.

If you’re not quite clear on what acupuncture is, it’s a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice that involves the insertion of needles into specific trigger points in your body. The insertion of these needles is meant to unblock any stagnant energy in your body that contributes to stress and other disorders (both physical and emotional). Ultimately, the goal behind acupuncture is to bring your body into a peaceful state of balance.

Acupuncture for Stress Relief: Holiday Edition

Take some time out of your busy holiday schedule and dedicate it to your personal relaxation time. One way to spend that time is through a peaceful acupuncture session. Here are a few reasons to schedule an appointment this season.

1. Enhance your mood

2. Boost your energy

3. Sleep more soundly

1. Enhance Your Mood

In general, stress has an enormous impact on your mood. It often makes us more irritable and gives us a negative outlook—the opposite of what we want for the holidays! Add in holiday responsibilities and you might be more stressed than usual. Acupuncture is a great way to combat the tension in our minds and bodies during this time. When inserted into your trigger points, the needles stimulate the release of endorphins, known as feel good chemicals that have a positive effect on your mood.

2. Boost Your Energy

Perhaps one of the biggest tolls of stress is a lack of energy. Since we’re often attending gatherings and parties with our loved ones, we’re already quite tired from the long days and nights. Stress only tires us out more quickly and leaves us feeling exhausted at the end of the day. Acupuncture for stress allows you to feel more energized and enhances your mental clarity.

3. Sleep More Soundly

Sleeping soundly for at least seven hours does wonders for your energy, mood, and stress levels. But if stress leaves you unable to fall asleep, there’s a viable solution for your tossing and turning. Acupuncture helps boost your body’s ability to produce melatonin, which is the hormone that regulates your sleep. Without the right levels, you’re left wide awake in the middle of the night (and counting sheep to finally fall asleep).

Choose Healing and Relaxation this Season

Whether you choose to try out acupuncture or simply schedule some quiet time, we hope you make an effort to relax this holiday season. While it’s easy to let our responsibilities take over, one of our most important duties is to our minds and bodies. We need balance to function in life.
If you’re interested in seeing if acupuncture is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rafael Padro today.