The signs of stress can vary from one individual to the next.
They may manifest physically as an illness, tiredness or lethargy, or as symptoms such as sore, tight muscles, dull skin, lank hair, or erratic sleep patterns. Mental stress can result in depression, mood swings, anger, frustration, confusion or withdrawal.
In clinic you see many stress related conditions and also some that are made worse by stress such as back pain, chronic pain, depression, headache, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal symptoms, migraines, premenstrual syndrome and urinary incontinence.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
In general, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body's homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Combining acupuncture (needling) with massage, lifestyle and diet advice can be very effective.
Identifying the root cause and the triggers, together with support plans and advice on how to overcome and tackle stress head on going forward, can bring about real, long lasting changes.