We all get a little stressed out from time to time and unfortunately, stress affects the body in all kinds of ways. Some people experience headaches, others feel tired or depressed, while still others have gastrointestinal upset.
One really nice aspect of acupuncture is that it can help the body cope with stress more efficiently. Now, that doesn't mean it can get rid of stressors or stressful situations in your life - if I could do that for my patients, I would be quite famous. However, by balancing the body's natural energy pathways, acupuncture can allow the body to process stress in such a way that it won't cause as many physical symptoms.
Acupuncture for stress has been in the news a lot lately. If you are interested in learning more about this, here are a couple handy links:
Michael A. Sassack is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago.