by bryan


by bryan


women with face mask receiving acupuncture

These are stressful times we are living in today. The COVID-19 pandemic inflicts stress on our lives in many different ways, whether we are working or not working, working from home or working in a public setting, sending kids to school or homeschooling, wearing a mask or not wearing a mask, politics, etc. Are you looking for a way to relieve the stress that is getting you down? 

Acupuncture is used for many different purposes from pain relief to emotional therapy. It has been known to have significant benefits for reducing stress levels and helping with relaxation. If you’re struggling with higher than usual stress levels and having a difficult time managing it, you may want to try acupuncture for stress relief

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that involves the insertion of very thin needles into the skin. The needles are believed to help restore the flow of energy (referred to as “chi” in Chinese medicine) throughout the body. Acupuncture needles can also stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissues of the body. It also triggers your body to release endorphins, serotonin, and other endogenous chemicals that have the opposite effect on your body from that of stress.

How Does Acupuncture Relieve Stress?

Stress can cause you to hold tension throughout the body. You may not even realize that certain muscles are tensed up as a result of the unease that you feel. Stress can cause pain, migraines, nausea, digestive issues, lack of sleep, and more. 

Acupuncture relieves stress by helping the body release built up tension. We tend to hold stress in certain parts of our body, and acupuncture addresses those areas. It opens the avenues of energy in your body and allows you to release the tension related to stress. 

Does Acupuncture Hurt? 

One of the biggest worries people have about acupuncture is that it will hurt. But in reality, acupuncture needles are so thin that most patients won’t even feel them. In fact, the immediate relief of pain that some patients feel is so beneficial, they forget all about the needles and simply bask in the good feelings. 

How Does Stress Impact Your Health?

There are immediate and long term effects of stress on the mind and body. Stress can cause headaches, chest pain, fatigue, stomach upset, sleep problems, and weight gain. It can also affect your mood, making you feel anxious, depressed, angry, restless, overwhelmed, and unable to focus. Stress may cause you to overeat, lose your appetite, abuse alcohol, use tobacco products, use drugs, and socially withdraw. 

Thumos Health Center Provides Acupuncture for Stress Relief 

The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone in different ways. Some people are able to effectively manage their stress in healthy ways on their own. Others may require a little help. Don’t let stress cause you short term or long term health problems when there are all-natural ways to relieve it. 

Thumos Health Center offers acupuncture for stress relief, pain relief, and other health issues. We believe in natural remedies that treat health problems at the source. If you are experiencing migraines, body pain, digestive distress or any other symptoms related to stress, the best cure is to relieve the stress. Acupuncture encourages the body to let go of stress-related tension and opens up the avenues of energy that flow throughout the body. 

If you’re interested in trying acupuncture, call (310) 927-2792 or contact us to make an appointment for a consultation. We look forward to helping you relieve the stress you feel during this difficult time. 


Located in Pacific Palisades, with satellite clinics in Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, and Beverly Hills, Thumos Health Center offers patients exceptional personalized care. If you are ready to take the first steps toward a more integrative approach to your health care, we invite you to phone 310-428-1215 to schedule an appointment at any of our Los Angeles locations. Our highly knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

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