Acupuncture & Stress Management

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Your stress levels are raised by factors related to your environment including your work, relationships, home life and the situations, challenges and expectations you’re confronted with on a daily basis.

Your ability to deal with these stress factors is influenced by your health and fitness levels, emotional wellbeing, diet and the amount of sleep and rest you are getting.

A continually stressed state is detrimental to your physical and mental health and the effects of stress will deplete your vitality, weaken your immune system and as a consequence your body’s organs and systems need to work harder.

Acupuncture works to reduce and resolve the symptoms of stress by strengthening and regulating your body’s systems, alleviating your symptoms and preventing their recurrence.

In Chinese Medicine, stress commonly causes your Liver to become overactive leading to emotional issues, headaches and muscular tension. Stress also commonly affects digestion and in Chinese Medicine this is attributed to your Spleen and Stomach, which when affected by stress cause your digestive system to become weak and congested. Stress also causes your Heart to over work resulting in sleep disorders, emotional issues and high blood pressure.

Common symptoms of stress:

  • Anxiety, irritability and moodiness

  • Depression or feeling overwhelmed

  • Digestive issues including nausea, constipation or diarrhoea

  • Fatigue

  • Restlessness and trouble concentrating

  • Insomnia and sleep disturbance

  • Muscle tension

  • Headaches

Immediate stress relief

If you are someone who is dealing with stress and are starting to feel its consequences, you may benefit from acupuncture’s stress-reducing and restorative effects.

The effects of acupuncture on stress are usually immediate. Treatments are recommended once per week and results are usually apparent after your first treatment. Your vitality may improve and you may feel more mentally as well as physically relaxed and better able to cope with your daily stress factors.

According to Chinese Medicine, your symptoms will resolve as the imbalances in your system are corrected, improving your energy levels and your overall health and wellbeing.

Take advantage of acupuncture’s lasting effects to reduce your stress load today! Simply book online or call us to make your appointment.

Tips for managing stress:

  • Everything in moderation: We have a tendency to overindulge. While at the time we can justify it to ourselves by saying: “I’ll exercise for an extra 20 minutes tomorrow” or “It’s a special occasion”, in reality we all know too much food and alcohol is not good for us and the effects can be long lasting. Reduce your alcohol intake and make sure you are getting adequate nutrition from everyday foods.

  • Enjoy adequate sleep: It’s important that your body is getting enough sleep. A few late nights and physically everything feels like it starts to function a bit slower and your mind clouds over – this is called ‘sleep debt’ and no you can’t make it up later!

  • Stay active: Many people stop exercising as they get busier with other commitments. This is understandable, however it is best to reduce the amount of exercise you do rather than stop it altogether. So stay active.

  • Incorporate acupuncture into your health routine and say goodbye to your symptoms of stress!