Stress can be a normal reaction to certain life events. Appropriate reactions to stress help us to resolve conflict and get things done. However if you feel constantly under pressure, it can take a toll on the body and mind. Constant stress creates frazzled, overwhelmed feelings that can damage your health and lead to mood swings, effect your relationships and disrupt your quality of life.
Long-term exposure to stress can lead to these health issues:
- Pain of any kind
- Heart disease
- Digestive problems
- Sleep problems
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin conditions, such as eczema
Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety have varying presentations from person to person. Typically, the more symptoms that are present and the longer they last, the more severe it will become without getting help.
Stress and anxiety cause blockages in the flow of Qi. You may feel these blockages in numerous ways. Acupuncture removes the obstructions that prevent the flow of Qi. It also nourishes aspects of the self that have been depleted by constant emotional strain and gives you the energy and balance needed to function in modern life. When Qi flows smoothly throughout the meridians of your body, it’s able to naturally heal itself.
Here is a further list of complaints issued by WHO (The World Health Organization) we have treated successfully:
|Aangina pectoris||Female urethral syndrome||Postoperative pain|
|Abdominal pain||Fibromyalgia and fasciitis||Premenstrual syndrome|
|Acne vulgaris||Gouty arthritis||Prostatitis|
|Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy||Headache||Pruritus|
|Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)||Herpes zoster, Herpes Simplex||Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome|
|Bell’s palsy||Hypertension, essential||Raynaud syndrome, primary|
|Biliary colic||Hypo-ovarianism||Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection|
|Breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease||Hypotension, primary||Reflex sympathetic dystrophy|
|Bronchial asthma||Insomnia||Rheumatoid arthritis|
|Cancer pain||Irritable colon syndrome||Sciatica|
|Cardiac neurosis||Knee pain||Sjögren syndrome|
|Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation||Low back pain||Small airway obstruction|
|Cholelithiasis||Male sexual dysfunction||Sore throat (including tonsillitis)|
|Correction of Morning sickness||Ménière disease||Spine pain, acute|
|Depression||Nausea and vomiting||Sprain|
|Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent||Neck pain||Stiff neck|
|Earache||Neurodermatitis||Temporomandibular joint dysfunction|
|Epigastralgia||Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury||Tennis elbow|
|Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)||Osteoarthritis||Ulcerative colitis, chronic|
|Facial spasm||Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)||Urolithiasis|
|Female infertility||Polycystic ovary syndrome||Whooping cough|
From looking at this list it may seem that we can help almost anything. The reason for this is that when performed correctly, natural medicine treats the person and not just the disease.
There is a HUGE difference between working towards balancing and strengthening a patient so that his or her entire body is functional & vibrant, versus just trying to alleviate a symptom.