Stress is a growing concern for our society. Many
people are suffering from stress, but they donít
realise it, other than they know they are doing
things or behaving in a way that they normally would
Do you get angry, or are you irritable and snap
at people when you donít really mean to? Do you
feel like you canít cope? At times you experience
depression and donít know why, and you even
question your sanity, with life feeling like it is
When you push yourself too hard or you are pushed
beyond your tolerance level, your body rebels. Its
internal harmony gets out of tune with reality. Your
body organs may begin to malfunction; your memory
may fail; you make poor judgements and get
short-tempered. You feel terrible, but you donít
What causes stress?
Stress is your body's response to
the demands placed upon it, whether external (such
as bills or work) or internal (how you feel about
yourself, for example). A little stress is a good
thing, but too much can have devastating
consequences for our health and relationships.
Many things (or the anticipation of them) can
lead to stress:
Emotional - Relationship problems,
breakdown or loss; heavy workload; constantly
having to perform to a high level in your job,
sport or profession; difficulty in meeting
commitments such as simply paying bills
Physical - Extra workload; intense
Low Blood Sugar - Poor diet or not
enough exercise. Stress-related digestive
Poor Immune Function - Poor diet and
lifestyle. Alchol or drug abuse. Ongoing
allergies or chronic infection
Sometimes, there is no particular reason for
developing stress, or it arises out of a series of
How can Acuhealth help?
For stress-related problems, acupuncture
stimulates the body to "heal itself"
Acupuncture treatment can balance the harmony
in your body, putting everything back in tune
and restoring the natural balance of your
mental, physical and emotional functions.
In Western terms, the interpretation would be
that the acupuncture points stimulate the central
nervous system (CNS), releasing chemicals into the
muscles, brain and spinal cord, thus promoting the
bodyís own natural healing abilities.
ďStudies have shown that acupuncture may alter
brain chemistry by changing the release of
neurotransmitters and neurohormones in a good
Acuhealth will develop an individual treatment
plan to specifically assist with the kind of stress
you are experiencing. The acupuncturist will ask you
questions relevant to stress conditions such as:
your sleeping patterns; mood swings; feeling of
depression; irritability; feeling of frustration;
shorttemperedness; ability to make judgements;
memory; and how you feel about life.
Acupuncture provides a drug-free alternative to
help you manage the stress of living in todayís
society. Acupuncture has been proven to be effective
over thousands of years, and is recognised by the
World Health Organisation.
Acuhealths treatments have a relaxing, calming,
somewhat tranquilizing effect that is especially
helpful for people suffering from stress. It can
relieve feelings of anxiety and depression.
Acupuncture can also improve oneís sense
self-confidence and well-being and relieve the
tension associated with chronic stress and anxiety.