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Stress and Chinese Medicine

Do you find yourself becoming overwhelmed by all the tasks, deadlines, errands that you have to do every day? Or you worry about having to deal with particular people? Or you just wish that you could calm your mind, relax your body and enjoy the moment?

Up to a quarter of the Australian population report having moderate to severe levels of stress, and that one in five people find that it has a significant effect on their mental health and/or physical health. Some of the effects of stress include:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • irritability
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • poor digestion
  • tight neck and shoulder muscles
  • lowered immune system

Acupuncture works effectively to calm your mind by balancing the energy in your body and causing the release of endorphins, which are substances that help to create a general feeling of well-being. The right Chinese herbs  have a calmative effect as well as addressing some of the other symptoms of stress. With your practitioner, you will develop some stress management techniques which you can use in your day-to-day life.