Signs that you may be under too much stress?
Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. Common signs that you may be suffering from too much stress include loss of appetite, sweating, poor concentration and difficulty sleeping. You may suffer from headaches, tummy upset and muscle tension or pain, and feel anxious, tearful or worried all the time. You may find that you lose your temper more easily, or drink or smoke too much. Stress can lead to panic attacks.
Stress is not an illness in itself but can lead to more serious health issues such as high blood pressure and increased risk of having a stroke or heart attack if not addressed. It reduces the efficiency of your immune system and long term stress can turn into an anxiety disorder or depression.
How can acupuncture help?
Many people find stress and anxiety acupuncture helps relieve their symptoms and gives a sense of calm and balance that that benefits both their emotional well-being and overall health enabling them to manage stress better.
Acupuncture addresses physical symptoms such as headaches and neck and shoulder tension, and stimulates production of endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel good’ hormones, which boost mood, sleep quality and lower the risk of depression. Acupuncture has been shown in studies to reduce stress hormones with a resultant decrease in feelings of anxiety, insomnia, heart rate, blood pressure and improvement in immune function.
In addition to acupuncture you will be offered simple lifestyle tips to manage stress more effectively.