Acupuncture for Stress Relief (in Anoka)
Signs/ Symptoms of Stress
- Anxiety/ Irritability
- Digestion Problems/ Disease (How to Balance Your Digestive Health: Part 1)
- Feeling Tired or Exhausted
- Feeling Overwhelmed or “Wired”
Feel Tired & Wired (or) Waking up Tired?
Home- Care Tips
- Cook at Home!
- Try an elimination diet
- Gentle exercise like walking for 30 minutes each day
- Practice Meditation daily. (Try this Meditation Body Scan)
Meditation Mondays at Ackerman Acupuncture Pain Relief and Wellness Clinic in downtown Anoka are FREE!
- Practice Qi Gong or Yoga daily (try one stretch/ pose daily)
- Deep breathing exercises daily
- Make an Acupuncture appointment (very good for stress-management)! – Be sure to Visit a Licensed Acupuncturist
Do your research on elimination diets (it is easier than it sounds). Basically, you eliminate foods from the diet and then slowly add each individual food back in. Notice if you feel more stressed or sluggish after eating. Now you know what to kick to the curb! You could start by eliminating Wheat, Dairy and Refined sugar, then after 6 weeks, try adding one of these back in over one week.
Could it Be…?
Vitamin D Deficiency?
Vitamin B Deficiency?
- Be sure routine labs include thyroid (TSH, T3 and T4) and vitamin levels checked if you are feeling stressed. Vitamin D level can be checked every 3 months and may help determine if vitamin D supplementation should be continued year-round (perhaps even during summer months).
- Adrenals are easily taxed with chronic stress. More on consequences of poor Adrenal Health…
- Always get a copy of your labs to take home and file for future appointments with practitioners. Specialty Practitioners such as some Acupuncturists, Functional Medicine Doctors, Endocrinologists and Naturopathic doctors do not accept the conventional “normal” range of certain hormone or vitamin levels and often view them as “not optimal” level.
Practicing deep breathing exercises, Qi Gong/ Yoga, Meditation and light exercise is easy if scheduled into your daily activities:
- Try setting aside 10 minutes in the morning or evening for Meditation. Do deep breathing almost anywhere (in traffic?). Read this Blog post on Meditation.
- Qi Gong or Yoga may be done by getting up earlier, in between laundry loads or while waiting for dinner to cook in the pot/oven.
- 30 minutes of walking can be broken up; one 15-minute walk on your lunch break and one 15-minute walk after dinner.
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Patients at Ackerman Acupuncture receive individualized care using acupuncture. Lifestyle, including food therapy is reviewed with the patient to support long-term pain relief.
Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.
Ackerman Acupuncture is easily accessible from Bunker Lake Boulevard, and treats Low Energy, Mood Disorder, Stress, Insomnia, Food Cravings, Diarrhea, Constipation or alternating digestion issues and all pain issues near Andover, MN.
Feel free to discuss any questions you may have. Call to schedule your free acupuncture consultation at 763-477-1338 and relax in our private treatment rooms in Anoka, MN.
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Acupuncture in Anoka helps relieve chronic stress and chronic pain