Acupuncture helps to bring relief from symptoms of stress.
What are the effects of stress on health?
How you live your life, the way you think, feel and experience your relationships and environment all interact to influence health and well-being. Health is a positive cycle. When we are balanced, we feel at home in ourselves, anchored and feeling good in the world. Stress can be a negative cycle. When upheaval and stress through internal or external causes disturbs our sense of balance, our innate organising force is disrupted, defences are weakened and our Qi (vital energy) becomes exhausted, or blocked. We lose our way and sense of well being. This in turn conspires to further imbalance and more feelings of stress and anxiety, which can ultimately lead to physical or psychological breakdown and illness.
Many symptoms of illness can be a direct result of stress.
- Stress has a direct impact on the function of the immune system. Stress responses show increased strain upon the circulatory system causing increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
- Stress causes an increase in problems with the process of digestion and the digestive system.
- The way you deal with stress can also have an indirect effect on illness as there is an increased tendency to resort to coping strategies such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
Acupuncture treatment helps to stop the cycle of stress.
Acupuncture treatment regulates the flow of Qi throughout the body, clearing blocked, weak, and imbalanced Qi. This helps to increase energy levels, calms the mind and improves over all well-being. A five element acupuncturist diagnostic techniques, addresses the needs of a patient on all levels of body, mind and spirit and responds accordingly with a process of treatment, unique to each individual.
Acupuncture treatment has been shown to affect the primary area of the brain that deals with stress, the Limbic system, which is sometimes referred to as the emotional brain, which responds via the autonomic nervous system whenever you perceive a threat, be it, real or imagined. Acupuncture treatment helps to restore balance and brings relief from symptoms of stress related illness.