Tension management and acupuncture


What is stress?

Stress is the body’s response to various internal and external stimuli. Tension can be divided into two as physiological and psychological. While physiological tension (surgery, infection, loud noise and light, hunger, cold, etc.) affects the brain-adrenal gland axis, the limbic system is also affected in the presence of mental tension. limbic system ; It is responsible for various functions such as behavioral reflections, motivation, long-term memory, and the sense of smell. For this reason, symptoms such as behavioral changes, reluctance towards daily tasks, loss of motivation, inability to focus, and weakening in memory occur with exposure to long-term psychological tension. The person may feel agitated, angry, unhappy and restless. While this situation causes loss of workforce, it also reflects negatively on the family and social life of the individual.

Various organ dysfunctions are also seen as a result of chronic tension. It can be the cause of diseases such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reflux esophagitis, allergy, urticaria, migraine, unexplained head, neck, low back pain, fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, obesity or very thinness caused by eating disorders, trigeminal neuralgia.

What are the lifestyle changes to be made to cope with stress?

  • Keep your expectations reasonable: By accepting from the beginning that some events in the daily spine may have difficulties, you will increase your resilience by adopting that these difficulties are the natural necessity of that job. For example, it will be less tiring to determine the time you will spend here before you hit the traffic.
  • Avoid being a perfectionist
  • Don’t think about work issues after leaving work
  • Have a hobby that you enjoy doing and spend time on it regularly.
  • Think positive. Remember that moods such as pessimism, feeling sad, and anxious will not help you.
  • Do a sport you enjoy systematically.
  • Make room for humor in your life. Sometimes, give humorous reflections to the events and relax both yourself and the other party.
  • Take deep and long breaths as you think of them throughout the day. Set a reminder for yourself to come to mind at the beginning.
  • Getting an acupuncture session once a month will restore your deteriorated power stability. Give yourself the gift of health!
  • And remember, smiling is the best medicine!

How is acupuncture effective in dealing with tension?

Acupuncture; By regulating the work of the limbic system, it makes the body resistant to tension. The person becomes more robust against the stress factors to which he has reacted a lot before. The limbic system is the region that manages our organ functions through the autonomous border system. With the regulation of the autonomous border system and the stable operation of the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Border System, these functional problems are also treated.

Acupuncture It has been shown in scientific studies that flour increases the levels of Serotonin and Endorphin, known as the satisfaction hormones. With the increase in these hormones, the person feels more pleasant, peaceful, and his troubles are reduced.

In life, each of us is exposed to stress factors. However, it is up to us whether this turns into tension in our body or not. Just like, the reaction of two people who have experienced a negative event (accident, loss, etc.) is not one-to-one. Acupuncture successfully offers us the necessary reinforcement in order to give the appropriate reflection in the face of events and to protect ourselves against the effects of tension.