Stress management with acupuncture

Whether we like to believe it or not, stress appears to be a part of our everyday life. The main reasons behind this include family, job demands, pressure in terms of finances and emotional burdensome. In terms of the sympathetic nervous system, stress can trigger a series of chemical reactions in the body that can lead to the elimination of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. These reactions can be healthy and useful in emergencies.

Chronic stress can have an opposite impact on health and can lead to insomnia, headaches, frequent colds, heartburn, high blood pressure, nocturnal cramps, anxiety and even panic attacks. This may intervene in the metabolism of fats and oil, leading to weight gain, especially in the abdominal area. To offset this critical state, the parasympathetic nervous system must respond. Being in a state of chronic stress, our body does not have enough time and resources to respond appropriately and it therefore remains in a permanent state of tension.

To control stress you firstly have to recognize it and detect the main reasons behind it. Stress affects the body, mind and behavior of the patients in several ways and specific signs and symptoms of stress shows large variations from person to person. Some people experience it in physical symptoms such as back pain and stomach problems. Others suffer from emotional symptoms such as crying and hypersensitivity.

The following lines present some warning signs and symptoms of stress and you can use them to identify them and avoid them properly, knowing what acupuncture treatment suits you well. Note that these signs can mimic almost any disease. Some common symptoms are as follows:

  • Memory problems
  • Heavy judgment
  • Mood swings
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to relax
  • Depression

Stress-management with the help of acupuncture is one way to control body’s reactions to stress. It is a valuable method that aims to rebalance the body's energy, using these energies without medicinal substances. Those who choose this method of treatment will be initially presented with detailed information about the consultation and the sydney acupuncturist will decide what to do after a thorough exploration of the patient’s energy status (complete clinical examination, examination of pulse, tongue, iris, electrical measurements of the meridian acupuncture, measuring body temperature in certain areas etc.). Then they will determine whether your condition can be treated by acupuncture.

After this consultation the course of treatment to follow will also be determined, including the number of sessions you require, as well as the number of cycles for treatment and all the hygienic and dietary measures that are required in your situation.