In today’s hectic world most of us experience stress and anxiety at some point in our lives . These emotions are the way body and mind responds to a certain stimulus or event. They are normal and sometimes even helpful, but they can become a problem too. When they start to affect our quality of life, they are no longer a casual emotion but a state of being.
Acupuncture for Stress
Stress is often defined as a mismatch between how we cope with the demands placed on us and our ability to cope with these demands. It can have a physical effect on our body, but it can also affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
It can be positive when it motivates us to get things done, however, it can be negative when we feel constantly pressurised or traumatised by too many demands and expectations. Stress can have negative impact on health, mood, productivity and overall quality of life.
Long commuting, balancing work and family life, going through a challenging situation which awakes emotions of insecurity and fear, constantly feeling under pressure or being depressed after a tragic event, can lead to stress related symptoms.
You might be suffering from Stress if you experience following stress symptoms:
Conventional treatments for stress include medication such as anti-anxiety drugs, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and relaxation techniques.
Acupuncture for Stress – alternative stress management
Acupuncture for stress can be safely combined with conventional treatments such as medication or psychological therapy, enhancing their beneficial effects and reducing unwanted side-effects.