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M Ju. (2015) What Part Does Acupuncture Play in IVF?
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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Acupuncture is an effective approach to relive the stress

Stress is the body's reaction to harmful situations. Everyone has stress at some point of their life. Small amount of stress is a good thing which can help the body deal with the stressful events. But the stress should not last long, if the stress persists, it may lead to many stress related problem. How do you know you are stressed? The symptoms of stress vary from person to person. If you are stressed, you may feel sick, weak, unease, unhappy and anxious about small things and feel tired all the time even with small amount of work. Long term stress can cause damage to the organs and immune system.

Stress can cause

Hormone imbalance. Stress triggers the release of the hormone cortisol, which changes the body metabolism. Consequently, you would see signs of weight changes gaining weight or losing weight in short period of time. Also, you may see acne wouldn’t go away. Cortisol causes skin oil glands making more oil and if the oil is stuck inside hair follicles creating pimples. Menstrual cycles change is another sign of imbalanced hormones.

Weakening immune system. Stress supress the immune system, cold would not go away or cold come back more frequently. Hair is falling too much because the immune system attacks hair follicles resulting hair loss.

Inflammation and tension in the body. The brain is not sharp causing memory problem because too much cortisol can also make it harder to concentrate. Have headache very often, stress creates muscle tension causing headache. Abdominal pain: stress causes more acid production in the stomach causing bloating and pain in the abdomen. Stress inflames bowels causing diarrhea and constipation.

Anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression can compromise the quality of life greatly.

A recent research studied the effectiveness of acupuncture on stress. 62 participants were enrolled from a large urban college population and completed the study. 12 week acupuncture were offered to them. The result has shown that acupuncture reduced the perceptive stress significantly.

References
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2005290116301224

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