Needleless Acupuncture for Stress Relief
Stress is a blanket term used by western medicine to describe a variety of situations. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as: “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances”. With the holidays in full swing many people are undoubtedly feeling stress. The good news is acupuncture can be an effective treatment for helping people cope with stress.
Ancient Chinese medicine describes an energy force called Qi or chi that regulates the body’s overall health. Like blood in the circulatory system, chi moves throughout the body via pathways called meridians. When factors like injury, stress, poor nutrition, or a change in environment disrupt the flow of chi, health issues follow. By stimulating specific points in the body, acupuncturists restore the balance of chi and thus the body’s overall health. This concept might seem outdated to some, but chi is just a metaphor for metabolic function, or the chemical reactions constantly taking place in the body.
For the treatment of stress, Dr H’Doubler has developed a needle-less chiropractic treatment that stimulates the chi at various acupuncture points using a small electrical current. The success rate has been astounding with roughly 80% of patients reporting a positive benefit.
Few procedures work 100 percent of the time. That includes acupuncture, but it does have benefits that conventional treatments like psychotherapy and medication do not. The side effects, such as bruising and dizziness, are minimal and uncommon, whereas some prescription drugs can have serious side effects and can lead to dependency.
Unlike with counseling, people treated with acupuncture often see results after one session, and the results improve with continued treatment. Acupuncture is particularly helpful for people who want to limit or stop drug use, prescription or otherwise. Because it regulates the body’s chemical balance naturally, acupuncture can even prevent people from needing medication at all.