4 Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety in 2017

With the excitement and pressure of the holiday season over, and the New Year already well on its way, it’s time to plan out the rest of the year — that means focusing on mental and physical health. Though you’ve put the festivities behind you for the year, your body no doubt still feels the effects of all the party planning and family get-togethers. If you want to restore your nerves, all you need to do is make a wellness strategy. Here are four ways you can try to reduce anxiety and stress in 2017.

Try Acupuncture

Your level of stress is the result of imbalance in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches us that our life force, or Qi, can grow stagnant because of interruptions in its flow from one region of the body to another along our meridians, causing discomfort and even disease. Acupuncture activates certain points on the body to open up this flow to release tension. With regular sessions, you can even lower your blood pressure.

Boost Your Nutrition

Stress and anxiety originates both inside and outside of the body. Like stress brought on by external stimuli, stress from within, because of poor diet for instance, can adversely affect your health. Changing your diet to include healthier options such as vegetables and exclude poor choices like sugary foods will help reduce the amount of energy your body wastes on maintaining itself will help, but a designed supplement plan can make up for the deficiencies that dietary restrictions can’t touch. As science advances, medical professionals can even pinpoint exactly what your body needs to feel its best.

Get Better Rest

Your body repairs itself during sleep. Your brain solidifies memories when you sleep. Put bluntly, you probably don’t get enough sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, you know what happens when you don’t get the rest you need. Your body chemistry literally changes. Lethargy, mood swings—these are just a few of the effects you can expect to experience with insomnia and bad sleeping habits. Make a point to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night so that you can rise to the challenges of each day.

Switch to Drug-Free Pain Management

When you are in pain for an extended amount of time, tension has a tendency to build up inside the muscles. The psychological effects of chronic pain, even dull pain, can include depression and anxiety. But managing that pain with opioids and other manufactured painkillers can leave you subjected to unwanted side effects and addiction. Treatments like acupuncture offer an alternative to pain management that doesn’t come with any hidden effects.

If you want to make 2017 a healthy and restorative year, make a New Year’s resolution to reduce stress and anxiety using these four tips. Call Miami acupuncturist Michael Forman, DOM at the Restorative Health Center in Miami. He and his team will help you fight off anxiety and stress using natural, side effect-free acupuncture techniques and nutritional supplements designed specifically for your body.

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