Unfortunately stress is an inescapable part of life, which makes how it is dealt with of vital importance to maintaining good health. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine work quickly to alleviate physical symptoms, reduce stress levels and allow the body to relax. This then improves the balance between the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous systems, resetting our physiology in preparedness for the next adrenaline burst of stress.
Often the simplest thing we can do to ease the physiological burden of stress is to reduce our intake of coffee, tea and energy drinks.
In Chinese medicine there is no separation between our physical and emotional beings, dysfunction in one means problems in both. The observation that an emotional upset causes ringing in the ears, sweaty palms, shortness of breath or abdominal pain makes perfect sense when viewed through the lens of this holistic medicine.
A course of treatments focussed on relaxing and reducing stress will minimise the damage done by a high stress event, period of life or even career. Often the things that create the stress can’t be changed, but our ability to deal with them can. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with this.