COVID-19's impact on society has made times as difficult as ever. Businessmen and women, stay-at-home parents, and students young and old are all battling the unknown during this ongoing pandemic. Stress can significantly impact how you live your life, and learning to deal with it effectively can go a long way toward maintaining your mental health while scientists continue to work on coronavirus therapies and vaccines.
How does stress impact the body?
Chronic stress is one of the most detrimental problems that can affect our body and the brain. It depletes our reserves and wears down our immune system. The body has an innate fight-or-flight hormonal response system that is only meant to be triggered once in a while, like in dangerous situations. When you are chronically stressed, these hormones remain on alert at all times, causing damage to your health. Elevated stress levels over time can even make people more susceptible to viruses and diseases, such as the flu, cancer, and possibly COVID-19.
Stress versus anxiety
While anxiety and stress are correlated, they are different. Anxiety is a chronic mental health condition that remains in effect even when immediate stressors are not evident. Stress, on the other hand, may be mental or physical, triggered by upset, lack of sleep, lifestyle choices or external triggers, and can be brief or chronic.
Fortunately, you may be able to cope well with stress using two healing practices - acupuncture and massage. Both tactics are natural healing remedies that work to restore and relieve physical and mental tension. Acupuncture reinvigorates the body's healthy energy flow (otherwise known as qi), which can accelerate recovery time for physical injuries and can improve the function of the organs and nervous system. Meanwhile, massage therapy is great for de-stressing as well as for treating trigger points and tight muscles that cause tension. Both forms of treatment can also boost your immune system.
Dreamclinic specializes in helping patients manage their stress through award-winning massage and acupuncture. They're dedicated to helping people stay healthy and resilient during these challenging times and beyond.
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As one of the area's leading providers of acupuncture, Dreamclinic is confident they can help you manage stress levels during the pandemic and beyond. Each acupuncture session lasts between 45 to 60 minutes, with the first session primarily serving as a consultation to review your conditions and treatment options. From there, you and your therapist will develop a treatment method based on your specific needs and sensitivity to treatment.
The clinic's acupuncture treatments have been shown to work especially well when used to relieve certain conditions, including:
- Sports injuries
- Digestive problems
- Women's health, including pre-and-post-natal support
- Upper respiratory illness
- Chronic pain
Dreamclinic also offers the most popular types of massage therapy, including deep tissue, Swedish, sports and Thai massage.
If you're interested in improving your health with Dreamclinic, consider acquiring a Dreamclinic Enthusiast Membership. If you activate your membership right now through the end of the year, you are able to share your sessions for free with others. With a membership, you can share sessions with friends and family, making it one of the best values in health maintenance available to you.