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5 Ways to De-Stress this Holiday Season

December 23, 2015

With the holidays comig up in only a few short days it's easy to get caught up

in all the excitement. Stressing out about what you still have to buy, fighting your way through the lines at the grocery store, or frantically trying to make your house spotless can put you in a pretty down mood. Here are a few ways to combat those feelings and remain calm and collected: 



1. Acupuncture - Acupuncture has been shown to help reduce health issues with everything from anxiety and allergies to sciatica and post-stroke symptoms. When acupuncture needles are inserted correctly they stimulate a release of endorphins from the brain. Keeping the needles in for 15-30 minutes also encourages patients to relax, meditate and de-stress in a quiet environment. 



2. Meditation - Meditation stimulates the same  brainwaves that antidepressants use to combat anxiety and depression. By taking 10 - 30 minutes out of your day to simply practice mindfulness through meditation, the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain go up which results in feeling more aware, balanced, and overall calmer. 



3.  Aromatherapy - Essential oils expressed from fruits like: Tangerine, Lemon and Orange are natural anti-depressants. Lift your mood or use to positively charge your home during the holiday season by combining with a little oil of cinnamon, nutmeg or clove in your diffuser. These smell great and have the added benefit of being anti-microbial.



4. Natural Reflex Therapy® - NRT  is a holistic form of bodywork that is non-invasive and may be used with many common winter time issues like: stress and anxiety, depression, energizing the immune system, soothing the digestive system, promoting the elimination of toxins, and quieting the mind.



5. Yoga - Imagine that all of your anxieties and everything that your stressing out about is just a giant cloud of worries floating above your head. Yoga is all about grounding yourself and letting that cloud of worries dissolve so you can think clearly and revert back from fight-or-flight mode. 


So relax this holiday season and stop by for a session!



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