An acute stress reaction is something that our bodies are designed to deal with and is healthy in the right amount. If you are running from a bear, you want stress hormones to take over so you can run faster, breathe harder and pause digestive & reproductive function.

However, high stress over a long period of time is not something our bodies are equipped to handle. Chronically elevated stress hormones have impacts on digestive function, mental health & clarity, sleep, cardiovascular health, muscular tension… virtually every system in your body is affected by high stress over a long period.

Our practice is focused on helping reset the patient’s stress response to bring you out of a “fight or flight” response. Our goal is to use several tactics for avoiding excess stress and helping teach the body and mind how to quickly get out of a stress response when it occurs so the chronic stress patterns can be avoided.

Woman treated for stress relief with cupping