Acupuncture Can Help With Stress Orlando!
We already know that stress can be harmful and taxing to our body in so many ways. Recently, however, science has proven this to be true. Chronic exposure to stress can harm us, all the way down to our genetic makeup.
The cells in our bodies are continually replicating to replace old or worn-out cells. Our genetic material is stored within chromosomes in each cell, and when the cell replicates, these chromosomes make copies of themselves. In the early 1980’s, scientists discovered telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, and telomerase the enzyme that rebuilds these caps as they wear down. If you were to envision a chromosome as a shoelace, the ends of the shoelace that keep it from fraying would be telomeres, also keeping the chromosome intact. These protective caps and the enzymes that restore them protect the genetic material within the chromosome from mutation during cell replication. This is fundamental to optimum wellness and healthy aging.
Further study found that people under stress had shorter telomeres and less telomerase, implying increased chance of genetic mutations, disease, and accelerated aging.
Stress clearly wreaks havoc on telomerase and therefore the body, but we don’t have to give in to it. We can make changes in our lifestyle to help reduce stress and help us make better decisions such as improving our sleep, which will give our bodies plenty of time to restore our broken down cells. Eating better and staying nourished will help us get through our days and nights. Know when you need to talk to someone such as a therapist or counselor to help you get through f=difficult times that you might not be able to deal with alone. Exercising can help to keep our blood pumping, move oxygen and get rid of built up toxins. Get acupuncture! There have been several studies that report that acupuncture can reduce stress and help to release endorphins and the decrease of neuropeptide Y (NPY), shown to be elevated in those with chronic stress and thought to contribute to the physiological stress response. Lastly, meditate, this ancient practice stands the test of time. It allows you to align your breath, body and mind to bring you into a peaceful state. Why wait, start getting your stress under control today!
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