In today’s society, there always seems to be a high demand for productivity, efficiency, and speed. It’s very common for people to dive so deeply into work, school, or other obligations. They then forget to take a moment to slow down, creating tension and stress. This can be very detrimental to the body, especially if there is inadequate rest.
Studies show acupuncture can reduce stress when used regularly. The Journal of Endocrinology published a study showing stress hormones, like cortisol, were lower in rats that had received electroacupuncture. The use of electroacupuncture blocked the chronic stress hormones in the rats. It does the same thing for humans.