Stress and anxiety often severely impact your mental and physical health. As such, it’s important to develop coping mechanisms and habits that help reduce feeling stressed or anxious. Cindy E. Levitz, Licensed Acupuncturist, PLLC, based in Manhattan, NY, assists individuals in mitigating such emotions using acupuncture for anxiety. Below, she discusses this and other approaches for managing the problem and changing the way that your system handles those feelings.
How to Mitigate Stress
1. Eat Well
Food affects your mood and energy levels, so always eat a healthy diet with lots of vegetables and lean proteins. Avoid skipping meals, as doing so may cause fatigue and have a negative impact on your mood. Keep healthy, energy-boosting snacks on hand, such as nuts, fresh apples, or yogurt. Eat smaller amounts of good food frequently through the day rather than only eating a few bigger meals. That will help you avoid unhealthy foods and function better through the day.
2. Acupuncture for Anxiety
Between work deadlines, maintaining personal relationships or caring for a family, it’s common to feel stressed daily. Acupuncture for stress and anxiety, promotes the flow of Qi or energy. The free flow of your internal energy improves metabolic function throughout the body. This natural approach also reduces the production of stress hormones without risk of harmful side effects.
3. Exercise Daily
Daily exercise can also help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety by releasing pent-up tension and energy. Whether you prefer to lift weights at the gym, cycle or swim - such activities release feel-good biochemicals, such as endorphins, into the bloodstream which helps reduce stress and improve your mood.
Following these tips will help you reduce stress and achieve a healthier lifestyle. If you’re interested in acupuncture for anxiety, reach out to Cindy E. Levitz, Licensed Acupuncturist. She has over 22 years of experience and carries a postgraduate degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine, so you can feel confident in her abilities to boost your mood or help relieve back or neck pain and treat other health issues. To schedule an appointment or free consultation, call (212) 924-8034 today. Visit her online to learn more about her background and expertise.