~~Have you ever had one of those days where you become so tense and stressed you can feel the muscles in your upper back, shoulders, and neck start to tighten up? Getting them to relax later could be difficult, and you may still experience some discomfort or soreness. The reason your muscles tighten up is because it is a natural bodily response to certain emotions. If you constantly face stress on a daily basis, it is common for this area of the body to remain tense, start to become tender, and cause you regular discomfort. However, you do have options to having the tension in this region corrected and you can learn techniques to help you deal with stress, such as receiving regular acupuncture treatments from Beth Leatherman L.AC.

Acupuncture helps to align the body systems and keeps them flowing together in harmony. While this might seem “new age” to some people, this treatment method has been around for a very long time and dates all the way back to around 1600 BC. It was first used in Chinese medicine to treat a wide range of ailments and pain. By targeting specific pressure points within the body, it is possible to restore balance and reduce your discomfort. Many skeptical, first-time patients are surprised by how relaxed and refreshed they felt after a single treatment. In addition, acupuncture is able to be combined with other forms of noninvasive and drug-free therapies and treatments, such as chiropractic and physical therapy.