An inability to deal with the stress of our lives can contribute to a wide range of emotional and physical problems from high blood pressure, insomnia and anxiety through to rashes, diarrhoea and impotence.
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.
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.
If the stress from, whatever source, has been enough to create a diagnosis of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, etc, then Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine combine well with other modalities in an Integrative Treatment Strategy.
Often once the acute symptoms of a mood disorder have stabilised Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine may be used to assist in the withdrawal from anti-depressants and other medication.