Yes, acupuncture is very helpful in managing stress. There are a number of protocols which alleviate stress on a physical (communicating directly with the nervous system), mental (helping to regulate emotions stemming from stressors), and energetic levels. It can literally help you "re-pattern" your body to a more relaxed and peacefully responsive state.
Additionally, these treatments can be very simple and use very few needle to be effective. I highly recommend trying at least 3 sessions. Though remember with acupuncture, the more sessions you do closer together, the more stable and longer term balance you obtain.
Thank you for your question.
Mike Berkley, L.Ac., FABORM
stress. A good night’s sleep definitely helps recharge one’s self, too.
Because this is a work related issue, I believe at least one time a week to two weeks would be good for a while and if you start feeling better for longer periods you can drop to once a month or less.
Your practitioner should also teach you breathing exercises, meditation skills or advise some other lifestyle activity. The 5-E practitioner would also be able to focus on how you can organize your life, time management, et al.
Find a licensed practitioner, not an MD or DC who took some courses and definitely not a PT who only too "dry needling" classes.
So, yes, get yourself in to the nearest practitioner you can find (plan on seeing them twice a week for a series of treatments till the stress is under control), and start feeling better today!!
I think acupuncture works AMAZING for stress relief and associated muscular tension and pain that come from stress! I highly recommend you give acupuncture a try as a first step to reducing stress and see the many benefits. A lot of patients, regardless of what they are being treated for, leave the office saying how "they feel a weight off of their shoulders."
Dr. Pai Hsiang Peng, L.Ac.
Yes, acupuncture helps. It helps you to concentrate and focus; it also helps de-stress, which a lot of people find it helps for doing their job. Acupuncture can't do your job for you, but make your job more joyful.
Hope this answer helps.
Huan Wen Fang
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Dr. Maryam Mansouri, Lac., OMD.
Yes, acupuncture does wonder for stress management. It helps balance your hormones and assist with relaxation. It is also a great treatment for pain when combined with cupping.
Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Yes, acupuncture would be able to relax your nervous system and calm the "fight or flight" response of the body. Hence, it'll make you more concentrated on your workload rather than stress.
If you are asking if acupuncture can help with stress, generally, yes. If you're asking about pain, you will need to be more specific about the type of pain.
Above all, take care of yourself. Stress is the cause of many chronic conditions. Asking about what can help and recognizing your job is a source of stress is a great start.