148: The Benefits of Acupuncture for Stress Management & the Importance of Boosting Circulation

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How are you managing your stress? Dr. Jannine Krause talks about the benefits of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in supporting stress management and overall health.

You can find all the info and links about this episode at https://holisticwellness.ca/episode148.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Acupuncture and its benefits
  • The effects of stress on hormones
  • Dietary principles in the Chinese medicine culture
  • Simple strategies to help lower stress
  • Why you shouldn't do HIIT workouts every day
  • Cupping and when you should get it
  • Simple everyday things that we can do to boost circulation

Key Takeaways:

  • Stress puts us in a "stuck" mode, which means we're not in a state of flow.
  • With acupuncture, what we're doing is we're trying to get blood flow going.
  • We can use acupuncture near the uterus, near the ovaries, to help the body regulate. We even have points in our ears that can help the hormones regulate and try to get that blood flow going.
  • Most of the time when we're getting stressed out, there's a need that we have that's not getting met.
  • Cupping is the use of suction to bring blood flow to a broad superficial area of skin tissue and muscle.

Action Steps:

  • Get acupuncture treatment.
  • Mid-cycle to the start of your period, make sure you stay warm and keep things warmer for the body with the food that you eat.
  • Take the time to slow down. Work on your schedule and look at where you can put in a break and do something fun.
  • Make sure your body knows when your workout is over through breathwork.
  • Think of your evenings as a time to reconnect with yourself. Have fun!
  • Consider getting cupping treatment if you have tight muscles.
  • Get circulation moving through play and fluid movement.

Jannine said:

“Spend some time chilling. I think a lot of us, unfortunately, have lost that ability to stop moving and just breathe for a minute."

"I call it the root of all evil if we don’t have blood flow moving.”

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