Stress! Even the word can evoke that all too familiar feeling. Stress is an unavoidable reality of modern life, and if left unchecked, it can have a devastating impact on one's health. So it is important to find simple yet effective ways to stay relaxed and deal with stress before one feels the urge to reach for a drink or sweets or go shop for unnecessary things.

Acupuncture and the lifestyle principles of Chinese medicine can go a long way toward significantly reducing the stress in all areas of one's life. They can be especially effective during those stressful moments that arise in everyday life, like giving a presentation, taking a test, or a going for a job interview and even during a long, bumpy flight, the arrival of an unanticipated bill, or a hard day with the kids or at work.

Join acupuncturist Amy Jenner L.Ac., for this special hands-on, Do-It-Yourself workshop and learn how to use 10 acupressure points on the body for stress relief. These points are easy to locate and one can use them to restore calm anytime, anywhere.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, June 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Camden Whole Health, 91 Camden St.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows access from knees to toes, and elbows to fingers.

For more information, call 542-1575 or go to camdenwholehealth.com.