Do you feel stressed out and want to regain a sense of balance and harmony in your life?

 

The physical and emotional response that you call “stress” was designed to save your life. When confronted with danger your body will do everything in it’s power to keep you alive. Muscles tense, the pulse races and energy soars in order to escape from whatever perceived emergency lies in front of you. Systems of your body such as digestion and reproduction are put on the back burner since they are not necessary for your survival in the moment. This response is controlled by the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system and is commonly known as the “fight or flight” response. It is an integral part of our survival mechanism.

In a natural environment this response would really only be called into play if your life was threatened. The catch is that we live in a very unnatural time. The stresses of modern life can activate this “fight or flight” response and many people in today’s world spend a good deal of their time at least partially immersed in this state.

At Balance Acupuncture and Natural Medicine we approach stress from a holistic perspective. Acupuncture has a strong calming effect on your nervous system and it is very effective at helping your body to settle back into a more natural state of functioning. We combine this normalizing effect of acupuncture with custom blended herbal formulas and nutritional support. We also take the time to educate you on ways to better manage the stress in your life.