Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

(718) 398-3100

Stress and the holidays

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Shopping doesn't get enough credit for how much stress it causes. During the holidays, the stress level ratchets up as we compete with ourselves, others and Father Time to get the presents we need amidst already busy schedules. It is a cruel irony that we replace the simple, charitable values of christmas time with blind consumerism; it becomes worse when it then also begins to affect our health. This Christmas season, we urge you to take a step back, avoid the stress and protect what really matters: your health.

Keeping stress down while shopping

At Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture of Park Slope, we are concerned with the toll that holiday shopping can take on our state of mind. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are caught up in the rush of shopping: 

  • Listen to your body: a headache is a certain sign that you are overdoing it. So...
  • Take frequent breaks: do you really need to be going so fast? The more you rush, the higher the stress. Take a seat, a deep breath and inhale the aroma of...
  • A hot tea: herbal tea is relaxing whereas caffeine can actually increase stress levels. Over your tea, contemplate...
  • Could this shopping be done online? Simple gifts can be found online, in the relaxing hours at the end of the day, when you can also work on...
  • Relaxation techniques to get you in a state of mind conducive to sleep.

Sleep concludes our list of the most important ways to keep stress down during the holiday season. Too many of us suffer from poor sleep patterns during the Christmas season thanks to interruptions in our normal routine. 

Keeping stress down with natural modalities

At our office in Park Slope, we are standing by to provide you with natural methods for reducing stress. Both chiropractic and acupuncture are effective modalities for combating stress and keeping your body and mind balanced this holiday season. 

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Phone: (718) 398-3100


182 8th ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215

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