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How Does Stress Affect the Body?

Stress affects the body in a number of ways.  It can cause headaches, migraines, or insomnia.  It can also cause a tight feeling in the chest, dizziness or palpitations.  The digestive system may be upset or bowel habits can change.  Mentally, people can feel like their life is out of control, or are easily irritated or quick to anger.

Why Use Acupuncture for Stress?

Acupuncture is actually very relaxing; the rooms are quiet and peaceful and patients often report feelings of calm and relaxation post treatment. Studies actually show that acupuncture for anxiety is more effective than pharmacotherapy and comparable to talking therapy, making it a helpful referral choice (1). Once the body and mind is returned to a calm state it allows clarity, enabling you to deal with situations with more reason and composure.

The Acupuncture Treatment

The purpose of acupuncture is to unblock a person’s energy pathways or “qi”.  Each person’s case is different but traditionally, an acupuncture course consists of a series of treatments followed by a review.  Weekly treatments work best for some people, while others find that fortnightly treatments or short bursts of treatments several times a year work best for them.

If you are suffering from stress or related symptoms and want to find out how we can help you an initial consultation will determine your own personal treatment plan and help set you on a path back to health, please give us a call on 5531 6461

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