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Stress and Chinese Medicine

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In this day and age, it seems like stress is just another aspect of our daily lives.  It can have adverse effects on the human body, from weight gain to headaches to tight muscles, just to name a few.

We all have felt the effects of stress, but did you know that Chinese Medicine has various modalities that can help with it?

Chinese Medicine treats stress in two ways: Acupuncture and Herbal Formulas. 

Acupuncture is amazingly effective for stress as it is amazing at calming down the nervous system.  There are points in acupuncture that relieve involuntary tension as well as balance the rest of the body. There are several points on the face that we use to calm down the nervous system, one of them being Yin Tang. This point is located directly between the inner eyebrows and can be acupressured for stress and anxiety relief!

In addition to acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies are amazing for calming stress.  A frequently used formula for stress relief is called Xiao Yao San.  Acupuncturists will modify this basic formula to suit your specific constitution as everyone has different constitutions and needs. The two main herbs in Xiao Yao San are Chai Hu and Bai Shao which are amazing at soothing the Liver (Chinese Medicine’s stress organ) as well as stress and anxiety.  

If you are struggling with any kind of stress, come in to Healing With Zen for a consultation and customized treatment plan.  We’d love to help you experience more stress-free days ahead! 


Zen Tuan Acupuncturist and Herbalist serving Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Altadena, and San Gabriel Valley