Acupuncture Strategies for Managing Anxiety
Acupuncture stimulates specific points in the body, and their tool of choice is very thin needles. While acupuncture has been shown to help improve health and well-being, but how do you maintain results in between sessions? There are several things people can do at home to extend the benefits they achieve immediately after an acupuncture session. Here are a few things to follow:
Pay attention to your diet
Diet plays an essential role in preserving the beneficial effects of acupuncture. Instead of leaving your session and eating junk food, try eating something with plenty of vegetables and drink water. Incorporate more antioxidants- and nutrient-rich plants into your diet will benefit you for years to come.
Get moving and Breath
Movement can be a form of therapy, and doing exercise techniques like yoga and Tai chi can help you keep balance in your body. Take a few minutes out of your day to stretch or release tension with a deep inhale/exhale. A good breathing exercise you can do is to inhale for seven seconds, hold it, and exhale for seven seconds.
Maintain social connections
The pandemic has drastically affected our ability to stay connected with people we love; it is helpful to create feelings of connection and memories.
Staying calm during these uncertain times may feel impossible, but it is the best thing to do to maintain routine within the chaos. When it comes to anxiety, thoughts can become chaotic, and there is a fear about the future, about the unknown. But doing something productive — from getting an acupuncture treatment, exercising daily, or making sure you shower every day – can help reduce worries about things that fall outside of your control.