When stress seeps into your daily life and disrupts your ability to fulfill your responsibilities or enjoy yourself, you should consider stress management. At Central New Jersey Acupuncture & Wellness, Yuliya Chernyak, DAOM, offers stress management using the holistic approach of traditional Chinese medicine to support your physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing. Dr. Chernyak is an Acupuncturist located in Hazlet, NJ and the surrounding areas of Holmdel, Matawan, and Old Bridge NJ. Ongoing stress causes serious health problems, so don’t wait to seek help. Call the office in Hazlet, New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online today.
What is stress management?
Though most people think of stress as something to avoid, it also serves an essential role. When you feel stressed, your brain releases hormones that energize your body to take action and relieve the stress.
Stress has limits, and constant stress overwhelms your body because stress hormones stay at abnormally high levels. The primary stress hormone, cortisol, damages your mental and physical health when it stays elevated for too long.
Stress management gives your body the relief it needs. Managing your stress protects your health by allowing your brain to stand down and let your hormones return to normal.
What problems indicate I need stress management?
Stress, and its close cousin anxiety, can turn into overwhelming problems that need management for many reasons. You may have chronic pain, struggle to meet deadlines at work, or deal with daily emotional struggles, whether with your partner, family, or coworkers.
Major life changes, such as moving or getting a new job, often trigger stress that turns into a long-term problem. Feeling worried about money or constantly arguing about finances tops the list of stressors for many people.
Stress also contributes to miscarriages and infertility. Studies show a direct association between psychological stress and a higher risk of miscarriage. Infertility often boosts stress and anxiety, which in turn may make it harder to get pregnant.
What symptoms occur with stress?
Stress makes most people feel nervous, jittery, anxious, agitated, and overwhelmed. Other symptoms include:
- Panic attacks
- Mood swings
- Muscle tension
- Loss of interest in work
- Taking time off work
- Loss of patience
- Difficulty making decisions
Stress management helps you relax, overcome your symptoms, and prevent or treat physical problems caused by stress, such as pain and unexplained infertility.
How does traditional Chinese medicine relieve stress?
During your initial appointment, Dr. Chernyak thoroughly evaluates your health and symptoms to determine if you have an underlying health condition. Then she diagnoses your energy balance, identifying the body systems and energy pathways (meridians) that are blocked or not working properly.
In addition to disrupting your energy meridians, stress disrupts the balance of biochemicals in your body, including neurotransmitters, hormones, and endorphins (your body’s natural pain relievers). Acupuncture and cupping treat those concerns by restoring the flow of energy and triggering the release of biochemicals.
With a focus on holistic care that treats the whole person, Dr. Chernyak may also recommend herbal medicines or other treatments to heal your emotions, mind, and spirit.
If you need to get stress under control, call Central New Jersey Acupuncture & Wellness or book an appointment online today.