Stressed During The Holidays? Try Acupuncture

BAXTER—Holidays can be a stressful time for people with all the hustle and bustle of parties and finding that perfect Christmas gift.

How can one manage the stress to make it to 2018 and beyond? One way is acupuncture.

Acupuncturist Jenna Niggeler, who has been practicing at Axness Chiropractic in Baxter since August, said acupuncture stimulates blood flow from head to toe and encourages the body to promote natural healing and balance. Niggeler said acupuncture stimulates the body allowing for the release of natural painkillers, such as endorphins and serotonin—making the treatment relaxing.

“Just like the old Chinese saying goes, ‘Where there is pain there is no free flow and where there is free flow there is no pain,'” Niggeler said. “Acupuncture can help the blood flow freely and allow the body to naturally get to the root cause of the pain or condition.”

Niggeler said people don’t take enough time to take care of themselves, especially during the holidays. She said a person can use an acupuncture session to have “me time” to relax and to forget about their “to do” and Christmas lists.

Niggeler said a majority of patients seek treatment because they are in enough discomfort and may have run out of other healthy options. She recommends new patients in discomfort to come in one to two times a week for about two to six weeks depending on their pain. Then, once the symptoms or pain levels are decreased, the period of time between treatments is lengthened.

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