Acupuncture is one of the best stress reducers around. It is one of the primary reasons people seek acupuncture. They may or may not know stress is the cause of their symptoms, but often it is. The signs of stress can show up as: Insomnia, Hypertension, Digestive trouble, Compromised immune system, getting sick a lot, Fatigue even after consuming caffeine, Irritability, Neck and shoulder pain, Weight gain, especially through the mid section. What happens to our bodies when we are stressed?