Stress is probably the most common problem people experience. It's a common problem in today's hectic world.
Symptoms of stress include unable to concentrate, irritable or restless, increased heart rate, increase levels of cortisol hormones, chest pains and not being able to sleep, which are all symptoms of chronic anxiety disorders.
Chronic stress levels can lead to anxiety and depression, which in turn can lead to more serious health problems such as heart disease.
Some stress can be good but when it's more than for just a couple of hours, the body goes into resistance phase and starts to consume proteins and lipids making the body weak. Stress related hormones such as cortisol can interfere with the normal working of the body, for example a woman's menstrual cycle and fertility.
With the globalisation and worldwide competition, we are forced to work harder which creates more stress induced situations.
Technology was supposed to make our lives easier but in actual fact has made them more stressed by not allowing people to switch off from information. We live in a world of instant information which causes stress trying to constantly it process.
Acupuncture for stress
Acupuncture treatment is very effective at calming people. People feel less stressed after their first treatment. It relaxes the nervous system allowing stress hormones to reduce and bring the body back to a normal, relaxed state instead of being in a fight or flight state.
Research has shown that it affects the brain reducing stress and regulates hormone levels. I've helped many people suffering from stress. Contact me today to discuss your treatment plan.
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