Attilio D'Alberto
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Acupuncture for stress relief

Stress is probably the most common problem people experience. It's a common mental and emotional health problem in today's hectic world and can form the basis of a wide variety of health problems.

Physical symptoms of stress include unable to concentrate, panic attack, 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.

Stress is often caused by our basic survival instinct of fight or flight response. 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.

In traditional Chinese medicine, stress affects the liver organ causing stress induced headaches, muscle tension and a irregular menstrual cycle.

With the globalisation and worldwide competition, we are forced to work harder which creates more stress and anxiety.

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.

Treatment 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 the effects of acupuncture on the brain reducing relieving stress and anxiety and regulates hormone levels. I've helped many people reduce stress levels. Research has shown that people who received acupuncture had reduced anxiety and aids in relieving stress.

Contact me today to discuss your anti-anxiety and stress treatment plan.


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