Stress is a growing concern for our society. Many people are suffering from stress, but they don’t realise it, other than they know they are doing things or behaving in a way that they normally would not.
Do you get angry, or are you irritable and snap at people when you don’t really mean to? Do you feel like you can’t cope? At times you experience depression and don’t know why, and you even question your sanity, with life feeling like it is out-of-control.
When you push yourself too hard or you are pushed beyond your tolerance level, your body rebels. Its internal harmony gets out of tune with reality. Your body organs may begin to malfunction; your memory may fail; you make poor judgements and get short-tempered. You feel terrible, but you don’t know why.
How can Acupuncture help?
- For stress-related problems, acupuncture stimulates the body to "heal itself" , restoring the natural balance of your mental, physical and emotional functions
- Acupuncture provides a drug-free alternative to help you manage the stress of living in today’s society.
In Western terms, the interpretation would be that the acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system (CNS), releasing chemicals into the muscles, brain and spinal cord, thus promoting the body’s own natural healing abilities.
Treatments have a relaxing, calming, somewhat tranquilizing effect that is especially helpful for people suffering from stress. It can relieve feelings of anxiety and depression. Acupuncture can also improve one’s sense self-confidence and well-being and relieve the tension associated with chronic stress and anxiety.