Stress & Anxiety
The sources of stress are unlimited, and everyone handles it differently. Stress, Anxiety and Depression are the most common mental emotional conditions affecting individuals today. The good news is that Acupuncture can provide a natural form of relief from these feelings, helping you return to a happier life.
People who have ways to rid themselves of stress, have fewer symptoms but most people are not aware that when stress builds up in their system they experience physical or emotional symptoms. Some symptoms of stress are heart palpations, muscle tension, headaches, fatigue, or problems with digestion, sleep, memory, or motivation. Sometimes stress or a traumatic event leads to general anxiety or panic attacks.
While some chose to work hard and play hard until exhaustion, others will suffer from over-thinking, worrying about every detail of life. There never seems to be time to just relax and unwind, without turning on the TV or seeking some social event. This lifestyle causes the mind and body to become tied-up inside, creating anxiety and depression. Acupuncture can help treat these mental-emotional disorders by helping you to “un-do”. The acupuncture needles create a deep state of relaxation during the treatment, allowing true rest and healing of both mind and body.
Acupuncture treats the whole person rather than a disease and therefore attempts to get to the root cause of the problem rather than treating just the symptoms. Lifestyle and environmental factors will be considered before commencing treatment. The acupuncture treatment will be tailored to your individual pattern. Very fine (hair-like), sterilised needles are gently inserted into various points on the body which will work to relieve restore the balance in your body and mind.
Activities such as Tai chi or Yoga are excellent forms of mind-body exercise that can improve your ability to control stress, anxiety and depression. Practising these in conjunction with regular acupuncture treatments will provide the foundation for a positive change in your life.