Last September we began offering acupuncture treatments as part of a specialized military support clinic. The goal of this specialty clinic is to help soldiers and their families manage the stress associated with military life. We have put together an acupuncture protocol designed to help combat stress and restore emotional and physical health. We are offering this clinic through the Military Family Care Initiative. This website offers support to military families in a multitude of ways. We are proud to be a part of this important resource. If you would like more information about the Military Family Care Initiative check out this website. www.militaryfamilies.state.mn.us.
Acupuncture for Stress Management
Prolonged exposure to unmanaged stress has also been linked to heart/cardiovascular disease, impaired immune function, chronic fatigue, memory impairment, asthma, weight gain, digestive disorders, mood disturbances and the acceleration of aging. One reason stress is harmful to the body is that it causes an increased amount of the hormone, cortisol, to be circulated throughout the body. Increased levels of cortisol can damage vital functions of your body, resulting in disease processes mentioned above.
Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to reduce the amount of cortisol circulating in one’s body. With the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, immediate and noticeable changes in stress levels and mood may include improved sleep, a decrease in irritability, anxiety or depression, and increased physical and mental energy.
If you are feeling over-whelmed by stress please consider giving acupuncture therapy a try. We appreciate your military commitments and are eager to help you and your family. If you have questions please give us a call or check out our website: www.selbyacupuncture.com
Appointments for this specialty clinic must be made in-person or via phone. No online appointments please.