What can you do if you no longer feel like you have the energy to go out and do some exercise? Fortunately, acupuncture can help address the underlying causes of fatigue.
Read on if you're wondering if acupuncture is right for you.
What Causes Fatigue?
Stress factors, strenuous activities, or other intense physical or emotional burdens usually cause fatigue. Carrying emotional, mental, or physical weights around with you can cause distress and pain in the body. Stress and anxiety can cause you to feel exhausted early in the day, disrupt your sleep, and manifest physically in your body.
Stress is one of the leading causes of fatigue and other health issues. Your body releases the hormone called Cortisol. Cortisol is helpful in a survival situation, but it's not useful for everyday life.
Cortisol helps people escape, overcome, or give the body strength to achieve a goal. However, you shouldn't live in constant fear or anxiety. Extended periods of stress can cause several issues, including the following:
- Weight gain
- Poor eating habits
- Decreased lifespan
- Digestive issues
- Decreased sex drive
- Loss of metabolism
If you are starting to exhibit symptoms of chronic stress, you should treat it as soon as possible. Sometimes stress is caused by poor lifestyle choices, such as heavy drinking, lack of exercise, etc. However, chronic stress can be caused by a bad work or living environment, and finding ways to address and relieve this stress is crucial.
Stress and poor lifestyle conditions can cause you to feel fatigued. It's not the only cause, though. Fortunately, acupuncture is an effective treatment for fatigue's underlying causes and symptoms. We'll discuss this in more detail below!
How Can Acupuncture Improve Energy Levels?
Acupuncture can help relieve stress and heal the underlying symptoms of fatigue. It encourages healing and relaxation and removes pressure from the body. Additionally, it helps the body release endorphins, which helps promote rest and makes you feel better in general.
Acupuncture is an effective tool for decreasing stress and stress hormones. Several studies indicate that acupuncture can lower heart rates even under stressful conditions. Acupuncture encourages the brain to release endorphins, which counteract the body's stress hormones. This can help your body become more relaxed and rest more completely.
Stimulate Blood Flow
Blood flow is essential for moving vitamins and minerals in the body. It also carries oxygen to and from the heart, which is vital for everyday functions. If you feel fatigued after working out or performing basic activities (walking, lifting items, etc.), acupuncture can help. Acupuncture moves the energy in your body and helps it flow more freely. Improving blood flow and stimulating energy flow will help you overcome your feelings of fatigue after activities.
Endorphins help people get better quality of sleep. Acupuncture helps the body release these hormones and thus leads to a better night's sleep. However, acupuncture also encourages you to relax and improves your overall mood. This makes the body and mind less stressed and provides a healthier circadian rhythm.
Start Feeling More Energized Today!
Acupuncture can help you to overcome fatigue and gain your old energy back. It promotes the free flow of energy throughout the body and prevents the release of stress, causing Cortisol.
If you hope to regain some of your strength and energy, don't wait! Fast Relief Acupuncture can help you feel more energized. Contact us today to get your old energy back!
My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
If you have any of the following:
- Headache/ Migraine
- Arthritis/ Stenosis
- Nerve pain
- Neck/Back pain
- Fibromyalgia pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Scar Tissue
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Do not hesitate and contact me!
I am here to help you to feel your very best!