Acupuncture and Adaptation to Emotional
- Posted on: Jul 20 2020
According to studies done on psychological stress and the human immune system, physiological responses to stress are considered an evolutionary factor in our adaptation for survival. Immunity is one of those adaptive responses and over the course of existence, humans along with other organisms, have genetically mutated for the accommodation of life’s traumas and environmental pitfalls. Therefore, stress can help us to build immunity as we are forced to adapt to the everyday ups and downs. Unfortunately, chronic stress can overload our systems, especially emotional stress, making us vulnerable to pathologies.
Our current social environment has certainly pushed our emotional stress meter to the limits. The uncertainty that comes with what we are collectively experiencing, has made many of our lives stressful and unpredictable. These factors are associated with patterns of post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. The apprehension of getting help for your mental and emotional concerns can cause you to ignore your feelings, creating a situation for physical problems to manifest. These can surface as headaches, neck pain, digestive disorders, lower back pain, menstrual difficulties, insomnia, acid reflux and skin outbreaks just to name a few.
Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine can offer relief without the harshness of dangerous and lengthy pharmaceutical treatments.
Acupuncture treats the person as a whole and believes that emotions can directly manifest as physical issues such as damp accumulations, inflammation or heat, dryness of tissues, stagnation of fluids and blood, cold accumulations or chaotic movements like a windstorm in your body. Acupuncture uses the elements of your internal processes to direct healing and encourages adaptation to stress, bringing you back to balance.
“Where the mind goes the body follows.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger (2012)
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