Stress

Stress is the body’s natural response to many life experiences, and brings about physiological changes designed to help you to take action in potentially threatening or challenging situations. Long term, chronic stress, however, ceases to be helpful and can have very real consequences on a person’s health and quality of life.

Signs & Symptoms of Stress

Stress can have both emotional and physical manifestations. Our patients often report:

  • Feelings of worry and anxiety
  • Mood swings, irritability, concentration problems
  • Muscle tension
  • Stomach pain, nausea
  • A rapid heartbeat, chest pain
  • Headaches, dizziness
  • Rapid breathing, panic attacks, hypoglycemia

 

Over time, chronic stress can to our knowledge lead to the development of many health issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Insomnia, chronic fatigue
  • Menstrual and sexual dysfunction
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • A weakened immune system
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Skin and hair problems

Causes of Stress

Many things in life can become a cause of chronic stress, including big life changes, issues at work or school, overwork or traumatic events. Lack of sleep and a poor diet can also affect a person’s mood and lower their ability to properly manage everyday life stressors.

How we treat Stress

Whether you are just starting to notice the effects of stress on your life, or have been suffering from chronic stress for a long time, Chinese medicine is a very effective way to deal with the problem. In our experience, acupuncture and laser acupuncture, Tuina massage, cupping, as well as dietary advice and reflexology, can all help to calm the nervous system, relax muscle tension and regulate hormones to reduce the stress response.

 

After an initial consultation meeting, our practitioners will design for you an individualized course of treatment appropriate to your needs.

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Practitioner

Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

I have always, always been an anxious person, ever since I was a teenager, and it became even worse as an adult. It went to the point where simple things could trigger crying and mood swings, and I was having trouble balancing everything in my life. I tried classical relaxation methods, but still couldn’t stop the racing thoughts. During my first acupuncture session, my muscles relaxed so easily that it took me by surprise, and that evening I collapsed on my bed and slept for nine hours straight. I have been doing monthly sessions since, and it is my far the best solution I’ve found to control stress.
Naomi B.
Patient

People Say

I wouldn’t have described myself as a stressed person before it started really affecting my life. I managed to fulfil all of my responsibilities at work and at home, but started to have more and more physical symptoms: headaches, gastritis, back pain, and then chronic fatigue. My regular doctor said that I was approaching burnout, and that stress was the cause. After I started acupuncture, my symptoms disappeared, I was able to get more sleep. The treatment I had at Nei Jing really turned my life around, I’m very grateful for it.
Ron D.
Patient