I'm So Anxious I Can't Sleep or Eat Well

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I'm So Anxious I Can't Sleep or Eat Well

Stress destroys your health — it affects your heart, skin, digestion, weight, and sex life, to name just a few problems. If you’re stressed out and find it hard to eat and sleep well, we can help.

Whether you’re under constant pressure to perform at work, have a rocky relationship, or are caring for children or aging parents — whatever’s stressing you out is ruining your health. 

In addition to managing and minimizing the source of your stress, you need extra support to calm your mind and your body to reduce the negative effects.

Our experts at Earthy Ruby in Cupertino, California, offer acupuncture and massage therapy to restore your energy flow, relax your muscles, detoxify your lymph system, and reverse the effects of stress.  

What stress and anxiety do to your health

Stress wreaks havoc on your entire being: body, mind, and spirit. If you don’t manage the stress in your life, it builds up and leads to serious physical and mental health problems. 

Physically, stress causes the release of cortisol, a powerful hormone that can damage your heart if you have too much in your system for prolonged periods. So, over time, stress increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, digestive troubles, and weight gain.

Mentally, stress triggers anxiety, depression, mood swings, and cognitive issues like difficulty concentrating or remembering things. Eventually, stress may change your brain, making it harder to regulate your emotions and behavior.

Emotionally, anxiety and stress wear down your spirit, leaving you exhausted, depressed, and hopeless.

The effects of stress and anxiety on sleep

People under chronic stress often lie awake in bed, unable to drift off into a peaceful slumber. That’s because when we’re stressed, our bodies are in “fight or flight” mode, and it is difficult to relax enough to fall asleep, which explains why insomnia is a common symptom of anxiety. 

Of course, lack of sleep also adds to stress, making the cycle tough to break.

The effects of stress and anxiety on appetite

Anxiety has a profound effect on appetite. When you’re under stress, your body produces cortisol, which can disrupt your appetite hormones, leading to either cravings for unhealthy comfort food or a total loss of appetite because stress can make you feel nauseous and tense.

Anxiety also triggers emotional eating, which can further disrupt your hormones and lead to overeating.

How acupuncture relieves stress and anxiety

The traditional Chinese medical practice of acupuncture has relieved stress and promoted well-being for centuries. This holistic healing modality works by stimulating specific points on your body with thin needles. When our master acupuncturists insert these needles into your skin, they help to restore balance in your body’s energy meridians or qi. 

Acupuncture offers a safe way to naturally treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, eating disorders, and other ailments caused by stress.

How massage therapy relieves stress and anxiety

Massage therapy is another effective way to relieve anxiety — it works by stimulating the body’s lymphatic system, which helps to regulate and restore balance. 

At Earthy Ruby, we use massage therapy to reduce pain and tension, improve circulation, calm your body and mind, strengthen your immune system, and promote overall health. It’s also a great way to ease stress-related conditions like headaches and fatigue. 

Regular massage therapy sessions contribute to your overall health by helping you stay relaxed, focused, and energized even when the going gets tough. At Earthy Ruby, our highly trained massage therapists provide a therapeutic and restorative experience to help you manage stress and anxiety more effectively.

To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture and massage therapy, contact us at Earthy Ruby in Cupertino, California; we’re here to help you find relief from your anxiety, so you can eat and sleep your way to optimal health.