What are you thankful for this year? Me, I am thankful for being able to help people enjoy better health, eliminate pain and reduce stress. Thankful for our Edina acupuncture clinic location to better serve the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. And I am thankful for all the patients and friends who have referred new patients to us this past year! We are a referral only practice, meaning that the only way we attract new patients is through you… Satisfied Customers! Our mission is to help as many people as possible, and we could only do it with your help. Thank You.
Feeling Stressed Out?
Health experts are reporting an epidemic rise in cases of “adrenal burnout”, a stress induced condition that now affects up to 70% of American women and triggers telltale symptoms such as brain fog, headaches and weight gain.
The adrenals are small endocrine system glands sitting on top of your kidneys. Their job is to help regulate energy and cope with stress by producing adrenaline, noradrenalin, and cortisol. When women operate in a constant state of overdrive, the glands become depleted, leaving the body feeling likewise. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to refuel your adrenals for all day energy.
Researchers have long known that taking a 10-minute break during a hectic time can alleviate stress. Recently researchers discovered that people who sit and appreciate fine works of art for 10 minutes can lower their cortisol levels by 32%! Can’t skip out to an art museum? Apparently, looking at any happy visual will do. Especially things like family vacation photos and snapshots of your kids.
Vitamin C plays a big role in the proper function of your adrenal glands. Think of it like gas for your car. If you run out of vitamin C your adrenals no longer function at peak ability. And leading a stressful lifestyle can use up vitamin C quicker than what would be normal. The good news is you can rev up your adrenals easily by restoring the vitamin C shortfall and jump start your cellular energy output. 500mg of Vitamin C (the equivalent of 5 servings of C-rich foods such as citrus, peppers and broccoli… or a single vitamin C supplement is all it takes. We have some available online.
Acupuncture for Stress
Our terrific anti stress acupuncture treatments will help rebalance your nervous system. In our fast passed lifestyle too often we are keyed into our fight or flight mode. These treatments help you key into your parasympathetic nervous system or relaxation response. So your heartbeat is more regular, breathing deeper, muscles are relaxing, digestion more complete.
Surprising Tweaks To Boost Your Immune System
Q: To Avoid Catching a Cold; Stay clear of snifflers OR Mingle at a social gathering?
A: Laughing and talking with friends instantly reduces the stress hormone cortisol, which lowers your body’s natural immune system. This is known to reduce your risk of catching a cold or flu by 76%. So you might as well head out and have some fun with friends instead of holing up alone at home.
- Take Time for Yourself! 565,000 people die prematurely each year due to poor nutrition, inactivity and excess weight. Inactivity is the 7th leading cause of preventable death.
- Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Can Save You Money. The American Heart Association found that eating 3 servings of fruits and vegetables per day saves $3,300 per year in medical expenses. The average American consumes only a half serving per day.
And don’t forget, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your health, talk to us. Contact us with your, questions. We’re here to help, and don’t enjoy anything more than participating in your lifelong good health.
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! We will be closed Nov. 24th and 25th and will be back Monday Nov. 28th. If you need help with stress, pain relief, or insomnia give us a call at 952-831-8080 or go to our contact page. Cheers!