Whether you are deskbound or work on your feet, working on the road or from home, your job is sure to cause some degree of stress. And whether your job is physically demanding or mentally exhausting (or both), it is important to remember that mental and physical stress go hand in hand. A stressed out, exhausted you means a less productive and efficient you and perhaps some companies are finally starting to realize this. Extracting the maximum amount of labor out of a given individual without looking out for their physical and mental and well-being is the best way to end up with an exhausted, stressed out workforce that benefits exactly no one. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we are guardians of workplace wellness. We seek to use our natural healing modalities to keep the stress of your job from negatively affecting the balance of your life. Read on to find out how.
Acupuncture is of enormous benefit to anyone who works 40+ hours a week; because these 40+ hours often tip the balance of your life toward stress, acupuncture goes about undoing this by treating the causative factors of stress at their source. The equation is a cycle: mental stress causes physical pain and physical pain causes mental stress. The body's natural reaction to mental stress is to tighten; tension in the musculature then pulls your body out of alignment and causes physical symptoms like back pain, stiffness and aching.
Acupuncture works to reverse this cycle by increase blood circulation throughout the body, helping muscles repair and heal, while also helping to oxygenate and energize the brain which helps you cope with stressors more effectively. By boosting your immune system, acupuncture helps you ward off illnesses that come about when your body is worn down from to much stress. If you are interested in protecting your workplace wellness with acupuncture, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.