Acupuncture For Stress And Orlando Living.

The hardwiring into our nervous system of the “fight or flight” does not work very well in a modern stressful environment.

The “fight or flight” hardwiring of our nervous system does not work very well in a modern stressful environment.

Stress is a part of daily modern living.  It is a reaction to an event or happening that is beyond our control.  A good and rosy outlook in look can guarantee our stress is short-lived and we are able to recover without too much damage to our general health.  When the stress seems overwhelming, or if it persists for a long time, our emotional as well as our physical health begin to suffer.

Our bodies, or should I say our brain, is fashioned to help us cope with stress.  The fight or flight reaction is usually our reaction when a perceived or real threat manifests.  The sympathetic nervous system elicits the aforementioned response. In this reaction, the heart rate increases, pupils dilate, and the digestion process temporarily ceases to function to enable blood to further replenish the extremities, so that if we either fight or turn around, the means to do so are reinforced.

The hardwiring into our nervous system of the “fight or flight” does not work very well in a modern stressful environment.  The usual place where stress is engendered is in the office and an overbearing boss or evil co-employee(s) are prime stress generators.

Unfortunately, this reality forces us to cope with stress in the long-term and over time, it takes its toll on our health.  The stress causes blood pressure to increase, and our immune function is compromised.  These symptoms become worse over time, which can result into anxiety, headaches and depression, to name a few.

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), strong emotions such as anxiety and depression disrupt the normal flow of energy throughout the body.  According to TCM, energy flows through our body through networks like blood flowing in the circulatory system.  Any intense emotion blocks the free flow of energy in the body.  Many stressed out people who complain of upper back, shoulder and neck pain.  Stress is responsible for added pressure in those areas, hindering the normal flow of energy, causing pain, tightness and headaches.

Stress affects other parts of the body, primarily digestion, sleep, pain conditions, and blood pressure. Stress can easily do more damage to an already troublesome health condition.

Orlando acupuncture practitioners are responsible for repairing these blockages. Applying needles to the acupuncture points serve as traffic light switches to the energy highway, and can remedy energy flow smoothly, and lessen not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety itself.

In western medical perspective, acupuncture helps mitigate stress by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural analgesic.  Moreover, acupuncture promotes good circulation of blood throughout the body.  This oxygenates the tissues and filters out cortisol and other waste chemicals.  The soothing nature of acupuncture also calms the heart, normalizes blood pressure and enables muscle relaxation.

An Orlando Acupunture Alternative: Electro Acupuncture

An alternative to Orlando acupuncture known as electro acupuncture is actually the application of electrical current to acupoints found on a patient’s body. This is usually done by either using alligator clips or electrodes to needles. A box which controls the current is turned on and the electro acupuncture can begin, once the needles or electrodes are in place. The patient is then left alone and the electrical current continues for 20 to 30 minutes.

This is not painful to the patient and the process only creates a pulsating sensation. To ensure that the patient is comfortable, the practitioner uses pillows and blankets and in many instances, the patient usually falls asleep. After the acupuncture, many say that they feel relaxed and rejuvenated. In fact, some acupuncture provider jokingly refers to this state as “Aculand”.

As a form of internal Chinese medicine, Acupuncture was for many years dismissed by conventional medicine as an unsubstantiated science. But as more and more people began to see positive results from their visits to their practitioners, acupuncture eventually became a household word. Electro acupuncture may not be quite familiar but you would never guess that this form of eastern medicine has existed since the 1930s.

Chinese medicine theory is based in an energy flow which moves through the body, somewhat like a river. The channels that connect each area of the body are called Meridians and the current travels through the internal organs and limbs of the body.

Based on the mentioned theory, someone becomes ill because there is a blockage or imbalance in the “Qi”. Electro acupuncture works to restore the flow almost like removing the dam from the river.

There are a wide range of reasons why people seek electro acupuncture. The obvious one is that people are afraid of needles and they can enjoy the benefits of acupuncture by using the electrodes. Electro acupuncture applies more pressure and stronger stimulation unlike traditional acupuncture. In traditional acupuncture, the practitioner continues to twist the needles many times for up to 20 minutes. The pressure can become inconsistent as the acupuncturist begins to feel fatigued.

Electro acupuncture can helpful especially to individuals with neurological diseases, including paralysis, pain and numbness. It can also treat internal as well as external trauma thus it works well on chronic and acute conditions. Electro acupuncture generally works well when mixed with traditional acupuncture. Patients will sometimes see positive results after one session, but usually six to eight sessions are suggested.

Harmony Wellness Center is EXPANDING!!!

On the corner of 17-92 and Horatio - Across from Jerimiah's

On the corner of 17-92 and Horatio - Across from Jerimiah's

Hi Everyone,

The news leaked out early… And now it’s time to share the details about our BIG move with you!

After four wonderful years in Winter Park, we are moving less than 3 miles down the road into the Maitland Plaza.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to better serve you with 3 additional acupuncturists on staff, 7 tranquil treatment rooms; along with a full pharmacy loaded with nutraceuticles, homeopathics, and Chinese herbal formulas.

The final transition will all take place the last weekend of June. I will keep you posted along the way.

What’s NEW!…

– We will finally have (drumroll please) PLENTY OF PARKING!
– Now open on Monday’s
– Additional staff will be offering new services including:
Quantum Reflex Analysis, Bloodwork for nutritional deficiencies,
B12 shots, Herbal consultations, larger selection
of supplements, and more!
Address, of course, will now be:
110 N. Orlando Ave, Suite 3,
Maitland, FL 32751

What Stays The Same…
– Scheduling and check-out protocol
Saturday Hours
– Complimentary hot tea, water and treats
– We are still next door to a yoga studio (my personal favorite)!
– The prices and packages.

– Our phone number….407.234.6454
– Our fax number:….407.629.2924

I deeply thank all of you for your support and I am blessed to be able to serve your alternative healthcare needs.

Please leave your comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

Harmony Wellness Center, LLC

Pictured from left to right: Todd E. Gegerson, AP DOM, MSOM, Marlo Toxey, AP, Christina Prieto, AP and Terry Robinson, RN, AP.

Pictured from left to right: Todd E. Gegerson, AP DOM, MSOM, Marlo Toxey, AP, Christina Prieto, AP and Terry Robinson, RN, AP.