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stress and fatigue acupuncture (Your Wellness magazine - 25ed, 2012)

posted 16 Sep 2012, 03:45 by Andrea AnJia   [ updated 16 Sep 2012, 03:55 ]
I’ve been getting a number of symptoms recently, including moods swings, anxiety, fatigue, palpitations, inability to concentrate, headaches, digestive problems and food cravings.  My GP thinks the symptoms are due to stress.  What can I do to help reduce these symptoms as they are affecting my relationship with my partner and children? I am so irritable and cross in situations that don't warrant these feelings and yet I can’t seem to stop.  Stress in our daily life can lead to unwanted physical as well as emotional symptoms. This is our body gently telling us it is time to have a break. Whilst you may be unable to eliminate source of stress others can only help you cope better.  In my first consultation with a new patient, I will discuss lifestyle issues which could be contributing to stress and discuss personal techniques that could help coping in stressful situations and reducing stress when levels are high. It is important to do something you enjoy and that relaxes you. Allowing others to take care of you is essential and can be a joyful experience.  Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after a treatment. You may feel a little tired or sleepy. Acupuncture focuses on the individual, not their illness, hence all symptoms are treated in relation to each other.  A traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi (energy) to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response. Research has shown that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system causing the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body's homeostatic balance, promoting physical and emotional well-being.  Andrea Steinlechner, www.anjia.co.uk is a TCM acupuncturist at Harley Street Acupuncture and Embody Wellness, and member of British Acupuncture Council.
Andrea Steinlechner Says:

Stress in your daily life can lead to unwanted physical as well as emotional symptoms. This is your body generally telling you it is time to have a break. In my first consultation with a new patient, I discuss lifestyle issues which could contribute to stress and discuss personal techniques that help you cope with stressful situations. It is important to do something you enjoy and that relaxes you. Allowing others to take care of you is essential and can be a joyful experience. Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after treatment. You may feel a little tired or sleepy.  

Acupuncture focus on the individual, not their illness, hence all symptoms are treated in relation to each other. A traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi [energy] to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing response. Research has shown that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system causing the release of neurochemical messenger molecules.

The resulting biochemical changes influence the body’s homeostatic balance, promoting physical and emotional wellbeing.

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