12/06/2012 12:47 am ET Updated Feb 04, 2013

How to Lower Stress and Survive the Holidays With Acupuncture

Acupuncture is well known for its potential ability to lower stress. Many people use acupuncture for stress reduction. And in my experience, even those who don't admit to or notice stress in their lives commonly report a greater sense of lightness and evenness to their moods after having acupuncture.

During the holiday season, many of us could benefit from the stress-reduction benefits of acupuncture. But who has the time? Or the money?

If you can swing going for acupuncture this time of year, more power to you -- regular acupuncture treatments are, in my opinion, the best way to stay healthy and mentally balanced during high-stress times. But if you, like many people, are on a tighter schedule and budget for the coming month, we've got the next-best thing.

We asked acupuncturists from around the world to share one piece of acupuncture-inspired advice for reducing holiday stress. They had to be self-care tips that can be applied anytime, anywhere, and for free. Here are our 10 favorites:

10 Tips To Reduce Stress (From Acupuncturists)

Happy holidays from AcuTake!

For more by Sara Calabro, click here.

For more on stress, click here.