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Relaxation & Stress Reduction

It’s important to utilize relaxation and stress reduction techniques both during and in between treatments, because stress is a common reoccurring factor in people’s daily lives. Stress has an impact on people’s health, and they may not be aware of some of its adverse effects. It cannot just affect one’s mood but their body as well and can contribute to various health problems. By focusing on calming the mind and emotions, each person can maximize his or her body’s healing resources. While the treatments tend to be calming in nature, patients enjoy the calming atmosphere created in the clinic along with the implementation of relaxation techniques as needed. When the nervous system is calm, the hormonal, immune, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down as well. This means a more focused mind, more resilient immune system, less inflammation, better circulation, and optimal nutrient absorption.

 

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Relaxation & Stress Reduction FAQ

How relaxation and stress reduction techniques are utilized during treatment sessions?

A serene environment is created to optimize relaxation and promote healing during each treatment. Each person is made comfortable on massage tables while relaxing music plays in the background. People can even opt for no music to be played during a session while they rest in order to enjoy the peace and quiet of the clinic. Infrared therapy using a heat lamp is utilized for patients wanting more warmth along with a heated pad on the massage table and blankets when needed for extra warmth. The light is restricted to natural light during the daylight and soft lighting when it’s dark outside. Patients are often so relaxed during treatments that they often find themselves napping during their treatment sessions. Additional stress relieving techniques are given to those requiring and interested in reducing stress.

What other techniques are utilized to help manage stress?

There are a variety of techniques that can be implemented to help manage and reduce stress. Each person is different so determining the appropriate stress management strategy is crucial in promoting relaxation. Basic forms of stress management include engaging in regular physical activity, socializing with loved ones, and setting aside time for hobbies such as reading, creating art, or listening to music that a person enjoys. Practicing meditative forms of exercise regularly such as yoga, Tai Qi, and Qi Gong can help to reduce stress, while alleviating tension. Learning how to breathe deeply and meditate are important to achieving a state of inner calm and relaxation. Based on a person’s constitution and presentation, the proper relaxation techniques can be determined and how to regularly implement based on an individual’s lifestyle.

What are the adverse effects of stress on your body?

Stress can adversely affect your body in many ways including headaches, muscle tension and even chest pain. Also, it can cause fatigue and even create problems with sleep from insomnia to an unrestful night’s sleep. Some people may not feel emotionally stressed but can feel the effects that stress is having on their bodies.

What are the adverse effects of stress on your mood?

Stress can manifest in a multitude of ways including anxiety and restlessness. It can create a lack of motivation or cause trouble focusing. Because people are often affected by stress, they may feel easily overwhelmed and have trouble caring out and following through with even simple tasks. Stress can cause a person to feel irritable and be prone to anger. It can also result is a general feeling of sadness and more severe cases depression.

What health problems can result from stress?

Various health problems can manifest as a result of not properly managing stress. Stress has been proven to contribute to both high blood pressure and even heart disease in people. Poor eating habits and reduced exercise can result from stress, leading to further health problems such as obesity and diabetes.

How long should I use the recommended stress reductions techniques to be effective?

When a person finds the right stress reduction techniques, it is possible to reduce stress quicker. It is of the utmost importance to utilize relaxation techniques routinely. Therefore, each person needs to develop stress reduction and relaxation techniques as healthy habits.

Because I have trouble relaxing, how will stress reduction techniques help me?

Each person is different, and some people have trouble just sitting still and just relaxing. The idea of sitting still and meditating may be more stressful for some people. It is important to recognize the proper stress reduction techniques that work for each person. More high energy individuals may need to engage in more intense physical activity before being able to sit calmly in order to implement deep breathing or meditation practices. Some people do better with relaxing music while others find other genres of music more relaxing or even prefer complete silence. To manage stress a person doesn’t have to immediately start meditating to the sound of recorded ocean waves every day. A person needs to determine what he or she finds relaxing then gradually incorporate new relaxation techniques.

How can I learn more about how relaxation and stress reduction techniques can help me?

You can contact us at info@karmazenacupuncture.com or 512-766-3049. You can also go to our online scheduler to book a FREE consultation and learn how relaxation and stress reduction techniques can benefit you and help with your current problem. Dr. Katrina Giangarra, D.A.C.M., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., can assess your condition and formulate a treatment plan specific to your needs. She can answer any questions and go over any concerns that you may have.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

How can we help YOU today?

Chronic Pain

Gain relief from the pain impacting your life.

Joint Pain

Don't let joint pain keep you from enjoying the activities that you love.

Hormone Imbalances

Free yourself of the hormone imbalances affecting you.

Digestive Disorders

Take control of your digestive health.

Back Pain

Resolve your pain and improve your mobility naturally.

Sciatica

Don't let sciatic pain control your life with all natural treatments.

Anxiety & Depression

Don't allow your emotional pain hold you back any longer.

Migraine Headaches

Reduce the severity & frequency of migraines naturally.

Carpal Tunnel 

 

Be able to use your wrists without constant pain.

Frozen Shoulder

Regain full range of motion without pain, naturally.

Tennis Elbow/

Golfer's Elbow

   

Lose the pain while regaining your swing with natural treatments.

Knee Pain

Improve your mobility while alleviating your pain.

Shingles Nerve Pain

 

Don't continue to suffer in constant pain and sensitivity due to shingles.

Plantar Fasciitis

Be able to stand up without the fear of shooting pain in your foot.

Lupus

 

The pain of lupus doesn't have to keep you from enjoying the activities that you love.

Gout

Don't be stuck living with the pain and swelling due to gout.

Arthritis 

 

Be active and go about your day without constant joint pain.

Fibromyalgia

 

Live without constant pain and enjoy your day

Tendinitis

Alleviate your pain, while improving your mobility.

Neuropathy 

 

Enjoy your day without burning pain, numbness, and tingling.

Lymphedema

Regain mobility and and don't get weighed down by fluid retention.

Stroke Recovery

Regain your life back from the effects of your stroke.

PCOS

 

Don't let the problems of PCOS impact your life.

Perimenopausal Symptoms

Prevent hot flashes and night sweats from keeping you up at night.

Endometriosis

 

Don't allow the pain of endometriosis keep you from time with your family and friends.

PMS

Your pain, mood swings, and fatigue can be controlled naturally each month.

Fertility

 

Get the family you always dreamed about having one day.

Thyroid Disorders

Balance your hormones with natural medicine.

Insomnia

 

Be able to fall asleep and stay asleep with all natural remedies.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Don't let restless legs prevent you from being able to sleep.

Ulcerative Colitis


Take control over your ulcerative colitis symptoms.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Alleviate your digestive problems naturally.

Gallbladder Symptoms

Don't allow gallbladder symptoms to impact your daily life.

Crohn's Disease

Take control of the pain and digestive upset of crohn's disease.

Vertigo


Don't let the world continue to feel like it's spinning around you.

Salivary Stones

Don't let the pain and discomfor of salivary stones disrupt your day.

Weight Loss

 

Increase your energy and boost your metabolism.

Smoking Addiction

Take charge of your life and don't allow withdrawal symptoms to control you.

Cedar Fever


Don't let your allergies prevent you from enjoying the great outdoors.

Immune Support

Boost your immune system naturally and effectively, so you don't get sick or recover quicker if you already are sick.

Rosacae

Allow your true complexion to shine through.

Facial Rejuvination

Allow your inner beauty to shine outward even more.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Katrina's treatments are life changing. I highly recommend you making regular visits with her a part of your self care routine."

- Shani A.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"I can’t say enough about Katrina and her skills as an acupuncturist. I had major scoliosis surgery done 8yrs ago. Since then I have been suffering with daily pain in my SI joint area. I decided to try acupuncture to see if it could help. By my second appointment I was feeling like a different person. I literally had no pain in that area! Although I need to keep up with my treatment I can honestly say that was the first time I didn’t feel pain in years! I highly recommend seeing Katrina. She is a wealth of knowledge regarding Eastern medicine and it’s also an opportunity to relax and recharge in a soothing environment."

 

- Lisa L.

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"Choosing Karma Zen Acupuncture is one of the best decisions I have ever made! Kat is knowledgeable, has a calming presence, is easy to talk to, and really listens to her patients. After only four visits I have noticed vast improvements in my health. I highly recommend Kat and Karma Zen!"

 

- Diane L.

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"Katrina is professional and personable. She has treated me numerous times with great success. I find that she is very receptive to my thoughts and concerns. Her willingness to go the extra mile to make sure that I’m comfortable is greatly appreciated. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to my friends, family and colleagues."

 

- Michael B.

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"Highly recommend Katrina- she is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. I had a pinched nerve in my neck, it was hard for me to even turn my neck. After 6 treatments, I can now return to yoga and exercise classes. I have had acupuncture from others and she is by far the best."

 

- Beth H.

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"Kat is an outstanding Acupuncturist. Her technique and bed side manner is very warm. Kat treated me for low back and neck pain. After a couple of treatments, I was back to exercising sooner than usual. I know that her treatments made a huge difference in my quick recovery. I highly recommend Kat for any issue."

 

- Lisa P.

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"I first came to Katrina at Karma Zen when my knee was badly injured. I received acupuncture for 2 months or so. Not only was my knee healed the experience was amazing for me! My ankle pain is gone my stress level went way down. I feel lighter with much more energy. Katrina has helped me and continues to help. I highly recommend KARMA ZEN!!"

 

- Jennifer R.

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"Katrina is great. I highly recommend Karma Zen Acupuncture! I no longer have back problems, my energy has returned, the swelling in my knee is gone, I’m sleeping better.. I could go on and on! Thank you Katrina."

 

- Cheryl W.

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"Dr. Giangarra is an amazing, PASSIONATE, healer that has helped me with migraines and insomnia. It took about 5 sessions with acupuncture and cupping, and now I am MUCH better. I highly recommend Karma Zen for ppl with headaches and sleep issues. You can thank me later!"

 

- Patricia L.

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"It was about twenty-four hours after my first experience with Acupuncture to combat chronic allergies and rhinitis when noticed I hadn't sneezed in that amount of time.  She said it would help, and she knows what she's talking about and what she's doing!  Thanks, K!"

 

- Ned B.

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"Katrina is a wealth of information and compassion. I first visited her acupuncture studio on a recommendation from a friend. I had never tried acupuncture and cupping before, but a testy elbow problem had been keeping me up at night. More than relieving the pain associated with the elbow, I needed to get a good night’s sleep again! After my first treatment, the pain abated, and mobility and strength improved progressively week after week. I’d say by the third or fourth weekly session the elbow was a non-issue. I continue to go to Katrina at Karma Zen for general wellness. I always leave much calmer and more collected than when I arrive."

 

- Jen M.

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"Kat is amazing! She has helped with a variety of different health issues I was having like pain and anxiety. Now I am feeling SO much better, my life has really transformed for the better and I really owe it to the treatments and Kat's attentive and geunine care."

-Kira R.

 

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"Katrina is an amazing healer. I always feel seen and heard by her. Overall my health has improved so much since I started ssing her. I fully trust her with my healthcare."

-Martha E.

 

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"Highly recommended!"

-Charles S.

 

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"Katrina is a caring and compassionate practitioner!"

-Ann L.

 

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"Serene atmosphere and great intuitional healer."

-Geno D.

 

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"Very gentle and caring."

-Nancy W.

 

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"Fantastic practitioner."

-Duncan F.

 

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"Professional, compassionate and effective care. Amazing staff. That is what you can expect when you visit Karma Zen Acupuncture. Highly recommended!"

-Todd, G.

 

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"Karma Zen Acupuncture is just like the name implies! Relaxing and healing. Kat is a wonderful practitioner. She is very knowledgeable and attentive. I highly recommend them!"

-Montserrat G.

 

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"Kat is such a wonderful acupuncturist, very knowledgable, and ensures you feel at ease with the treatments. I highly recommend Karma Zen Acupuncture!"

-Christal D.

 

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"Terrific practice, terrific practitioner!"

-Michael J.

 

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"As somewhat of a  "newbie" to the practice I was not sure what to expect from the session(s). I am now months into my scheduled weekly sessions and can feel the positive effects from those. Originally, the minor to worse aches and pains (hips, back, shoulders) were my focus in the treatment plan that Katrina helped me with. Now those  aches are minimizing. What I didn't expect  was how I responded to how acupuncture in the mental side of therapy, a sort of energy and mental shifting treatment. I love  how it helps me handle stress, to relax, motivating me in my exercise regimens and overall, the calming effects it supports and promotes. Katrina is a gifted practioner and is awesome!!Thanks! Mike"

-Mike W.

 

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

THIS STUFF WORKS.

Our unique blend of holistic medical therapies gets ALL your body's healing resources going in the same direction...

Acupuncture

Calms stress, clears neuroendocrine pathways, affects neurotransmitters, and promotes circulation.

Cupping

Promotes microcirculation, relieves tension, and helps release toxins.

Herbal Therapy

Transmits nature’s intelligence to heal damaged cells and tissues.

Gua Sha 

Breaks up scar tissue and connective tissue, reduces inflammation, and improves circulation.

Moxibustion

Promotes circulation, alleviates tension, and helps reduce inflammation and swelling.

Relaxation & Stress Reduction   Focus on calming the mind and emotions to maximize your body’s healing resources.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF IS PASSIONATE ABOUT  WHAT WE DO

You'll always feel welcome and cared for here.

Dr. Katrina Giangarra, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.

Licensed Acupuncturist, Founder, & Clinic Director

Calliope (aka Callie) Giangarra

Unofficial Mascot

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Located in Spicewood

Karma Zen Acupuncture is located in a serene spot off of Highway-71 in the Bee Creek Business Park as part of the Bee Creek Clinic. Whether you live locally in Spicewood or in the surrounding areas of Briarcliff, Marble Falls, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Austin, or Dripping Springs, we are happy to provide a peaceful and relaxing environment as we help you on your path to better health. The location is a hidden gem as it’s great for those locally, not wanting to travel far, and for those wanting to escape from the more chaotic and busier areas.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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