Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety
Stress is a leading cause of health problems. Our hectic modern lifestyles can lead to mental strain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, physical tension, insomnia, weight gain, digestive disorders, infertility and a range of other problems.
The fight or flight response in our bodies is essential to our survival however when we are constantly feeling pressurized and dwelling on thoughts which we perceive as stressful we produce hormones and neurotransmitters which mean that this response is working over time.
Unless we take action through some type of stress management activity such as exercise, meditation or some other tactic our bodies do not get a chance to recover from stress and it is very easy to get on to a spiral of poor health with bouts of anxiety and depression.
Studies have shown that Acupuncture can have a specific effect on depression by altering the brains mood chemistry by increasing serotonin and endorphin production.
Most people who have acupuncture treatment report feeling deeply relaxed during a treatment session and that the feelings of relaxation stay with them allowing them to cope better with day to day stresses and challenges.
Acupuncture can be used safely along side conventional medical treatments,helping to reduce side effects and enhance the beneficial effects. Some clients chose to reduce medication this is always done under the supervision of the prescribing GP.
Acupuncture treatment can be used along side counselling and psychotherapy.We have counselling and psychotherapy available within the Wellness Centre please inquire about this service when you visit the centre.
If you would like to chat with Lynda before booking an appointment please call 07753571212 or 01387 263703 or you can arrange a no obligation 15 minute chat by booking online