Northshore Acupuncture Center & North Branch Yoga Offer Relief for Election Stress

SKOKIE, Ill. - Oct. 19, 2016 - PRLog -- Regardless of political party, Americans are stressed by the presidential election race. According to a recent poll by the American Psychological Association, 52 percent of Americans report that the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress.

North Branch Yoga and Northshore Acupuncture Center have partnered to help people relieve election stress through a restorative yoga class with an acupuncture balancing treatment.

"The presidential elections are causing stress and anxiety for many of my clients. For some, the circus of this race has triggered personal traumas that they haven't fully worked out," says Amy Landolt, Licensed Acupuncturist. "We all need to manage our stress and anxiety, so that we can connect, listen and find ways to begin to heal as a country. Practicing restorative yoga with acupuncture will prepare us to be a calm and peaceful presence on Election Tuesday."

"Together these two healing modalities will rapidly restore the harmonious balance between your sympathetic('fight or flight') and parasympathetic ('rest and digest') nervous systems . You will rest and release stress in restorative yoga poses that create a gentle passive stretch, while receiving ear acupuncture treatment with needles skillfully placed in acupuncture points to erase stress," shares Tabitha Carney, yoga instructor. Participants appreciate having alternative approaches for managing stress. "I am always looking for natural, healthy ways to reduce stress. After attending Amy and Tabitha's session I felt recharged and relaxed," says Janet Miranda, restorative yoga with acupuncture participant.

The idea for combining restorative yoga with acupuncture actually came about when Tabitha Carney, yoga instructor, attended a Northshore Acupuncture Center group ear acupuncture stress relief event. "We started talking about the benefits of yoga and acupuncture. I am constantly recommending a regular yoga practice for my patients. Tabitha is a big advocate for acupuncture. We loved the idea of exposing people to the power of both in one session. So, we teamed up with Scott and Felicia Holtz, owners of North Branch Yoga and immediately began to plan our first restorative yoga with acupuncture event," says Landolt.

For those not ready for a full acupuncture treatment, there are many stress relief options. People are welcome to participate in the restorative yoga only, or can try seeds or magnets that are secured to points in the ear to stimulate acupressure. "When you are in the same space with four or more people receiving an acupuncture stress relief treatment, you receive some of the benefits of the acupuncture even without getting the treatment yourself," says Landolt.

"I felt completely relaxed and content during the session. Afterwards, I felt like I had been totally pampered; my mind and body at peace and calm. I'd love to do this class on a regular basis," shares Karen Topp, restorative yoga with acupuncture participant. "Because of acupuncture, I can take a deep breath during this crazy and sometimes poisonous election season. I'm looking forward to the power of combining restorative yoga and acupuncture." says Jen Roberts. Northshore Acupuncture Center client.

The next Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture is Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 6:00pm at North Branch Yoga in Skokie. The cost is $25 if you
register prior to November 4th. Space is limited; register online at Additional details about the event can be found online at

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