Do you ever feel like you have too much going on? That you are constantly being bombarded by inputs from the world around you?
If so, you may be experiencing overstimulation. Overstimulation occurs when you are overwhelmed by too much sensory input, such as sound, visuals, or physical sensations. This can lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious.
It’s not uncommon for people to experience overstimulation in their daily lives, especially in this day and age when our lives are filled with technology and social media. There are a few things you can do to reduce the effects of overstimulation. The first is to make sure your environment is free from excess stimulation. For example, if you’re trying to focus, make sure your workspace is free from distractions like phone notifications and loud music.
It may also help to make sure that you’re getting enough rest. Lack of sleep can contribute to feeling overwhelmed, so make sure you’re getting the recommended amount of sleep each night. Another thing you can do is to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is a practice of bringing awareness to the present moment. This can help you to stay grounded and focused on the task at hand, rather than becoming overwhelmed by the excess stimuli.
It’s important to remember that overstimulation is normal and can be managed with a few simple strategies. It is important to take a break, practice mindfulness, and creating an environment free from excess stimulation can help you to reduce the effects of overstimulation and live a more balanced life.
AAIM uses acupuncture to help reduce the physical and mental effects of overstimulation. Studies have shown that acupuncture can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. This can help to reduce the physical symptoms of overstimulation, such as headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue. Additionally, acupuncture can help to reduce levels of stress hormones, allowing the body and mind to relax.