Stress and anxiety are all too common in todays fast paced, high pressured society. The human body is not designed to deal with chronic low grade stress and if not managed, physical and psychological illnesses may manifest. Therefore, it is important to manage your stress and anxiety levels before they become health problems.
One of the benefits of Acupuncture is to help regulate the central nervous system. The release of neurotransmitters and hormones leads to a feeling of relaxation and an improvement in sleep. Certain herbs may also induce a feeling of calmness, support you in times of stress, and also aid in better sleep and rest.
Acupuncture is renowned for its pain relief capabilities this is because certain types of acupuncture can trigger the release of endorphins which is your bodys natural pain relief chemical. A course of acupuncture may be able to relieve chronic pain like back pain, headaches/migraines, sciatica, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal problems. Other treatments may include cupping, guasha, moxibustion and some tuina (massage).
Many people suffer from chronic digestion problems ranging from bloating, indigestion and heart burn, to constipation and diarrhea. Chinese Medicine views the digestive system as paramount in a persons health and wellbeing. If you do not digest well then nutrients from foods will not be absorbed and wont be beneficial to your body. Ensuring your digestion functions properly is the cornerstone of our treatments.
Acupuncture and herbs will be the main therapies used along with diet therapy and lifestyle advice.
Many people have reached the stage of burn out in their stressful lives. At this stage your energy levels are low or even non-existent, regardless of how much you rest and eat. Your immunity is also suffering leading to recurrent infections and colds and flu.
A rebalancing of your bodys energy production system is required, Chinese Medicine calls this boosting of Qi (energy) and Blood. With sufficient Qi and Blood your body can perform at its optimal level and be able to fight off infections.
Prevention is better than cure. How many problems could be avoided if we followed this advice! Chinese Medicine emphasises heavily on the maintenance of health and the prevention of illnesses. Therefore, you dont have to be ill to receive treatments. Chinese Medicine is all about rebalancing the body and keeping it functioning optimally, one acupuncture treatment once a month along with a good diet and exercise regime may do wonders for your health and may prevent serious illnesses later on in life.