Finding Stability in Times of Stress and Transition
“I feel calm, yet awake.”, a patient reports after an acupuncture treatment, sounding surprised that this is possible.
A study published in March 2013, in the Journal of Endocrinology,reveals the biology behind acupuncture’s beneficial effects on stress. The study examined the effect of acupuncture on rats subjected to the stress of exposure to cold for one hour a day for ten days. Rats treated with acupuncture prior to the 10 day study period had significantly lower stress hormones (ACTH and cortisol) at the end of the 10 days than rats not treated with acupuncture. Acupuncture helped the study rats to cope better with stress.
This may encourage you all to come in during this cold and rainy spring we are enjoying! We hope to see you soon. And as you chill out on the table, not a creature will be stirring, not even a mouse!