Stress

Acupuncture can help reduce stress by stimulating the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood regulators

At What’s Good, we know that stress can take a toll on your health and well-being. Chronic stress can lead to a variety of health issues, including chronic diseases, pain, mental health problems, and disruptions to your body’s systems and functions.

Fortunately, acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer proven strategies to help manage stress and its related health issues. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce cortisol levels and increase the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood boosters. Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy, and meditation can also help manage stress and improve overall health.

Below are some studies that support the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for stress:

A randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies found that acupuncture can significantly reduce stress and anxiety in college students.
A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine found that acupuncture can effectively reduce anxiety and depression symptoms in patients with chronic diseases.

Another study published in the Journal of Endocrinology found that acupuncture can reduce cortisol levels in rats exposed to chronic stress.

A randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that Chinese herbal medicine can reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety in women with premenstrual syndrome.
A randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a form of meditation commonly used in Chinese medicine, can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with generalized anxiety disorder.
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Take a personalized approach to improving your lifestyle

At What’s Good, we take a personalized approach to improving your lifestyle with these proven strategies. Our expert practitioners have decades of experience successfully treating stress and its related health issues. We offer easy-to-incorporate lifestyle changes that can help you manage your stress and improve your overall health. If you’re struggling with stress or its related health issues, schedule an initial consultation today. Don’t wait to take control of your health and well-being.

References:
1. Kim, J. Y., Lee, H., An, K., Kim, W., & Cho, S. H. (2018). Acupuncture for stress and anxiety in college students: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, 11(5), 316-323.
2. Eshkevari, L., Permaul, E., & Mulroney, S. E. (2013). Acupuncture blocks cold stress-induced increases in the hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal axis in the rat. Journal of Endocrinology, 217(1), 95-104.
3. Sheng, Y., Wang, L., Zhou, H., & Xie, Y. (2018). Acupuncture for patients with chronic disease and mental distress: A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 23(3), 180-195.
4. Jang, S. H., Kim, D. I., & Choi, M. S. (2014). Effects and treatment methods of acupuncture and herbal medicine for premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Systematic review. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 20(2), 81-91.
5. Hoge, E. A., Bui, E., Marques, L., Metcalf, C. A., Morris, L. K., Robinaugh, D. J., ... & Simon, N. M. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness meditation for generalized anxiety disorder: Effects on anxiety and stress reactivity. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74(8), 786-792.