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Acupuncture can dramatically reduce stress levels

As the NHS describes, “Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure.” Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting to stress, so a situation that feels stressful to one person may in fact be motivating to another.

Many of life’s demands can cause stress, particularly work, relationships and money problems. And, when you feel stressed, it can affect everything you do.

Stress can affect how you feel, how you think, how you behave and how your body works. Sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating are all common signs of stress.

Stress is not an illness itself, but it can cause serious illness if it is not addressed. It is important to recognise the symptoms of stress early:
Your feelings
You may feel:

  • irritable
  • anxious
  • low in self-esteem
  • low in mood

Your thoughts
You may find that you:

  • have racing thoughts
  • worry constantly
  • imagine the worst
  • go over and over things

Your behaviour
You may notice that you:

  • lose your temper easily
  • drink more
  • smoke more
  • are on the go all the time
  • talk more or talk faster
  • change your eating habits
  • feel unsociable
  • are forgetful or clumsy
  • act unreasonably
  • find it difficult to concentrate

Your body
You may experience:

  • headaches
  • muscle tension and pain
  • stomach problems
  • sweating
  • dizziness
  • bowel or bladder problems
  • breathlessness
  • dry mouth
  • sexual problems

Spotting the early signs of stress will also help prevent it getting worse and potentially causing serious complications, such as high blood pressure (hypertension),anxiety and depression.

CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP?

Acupuncture really does reduce stress levels, say scientists. (Read more here)

Incorporating regular acupuncture sessions into your schedule to either help resolve stress-induced conditions or to maintain health and prevent illness may be one of the best investments you make for your health.

Acupuncture encourages your body to heal itself naturally without the use of medications.  It stimulates the body’s own natural chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin to reduce inflammation and pain caused by stress.  It also suppresses inflammatory mediators that provoke inflammation in your body.  The benefit of all this is that acupuncture helps you to relax and does this without the risk of harmful side-effects from medications.  Acupuncture can calm and relax your mind and body from your daily stressors while mitigating the harmful effects of stress.

If you are suffering from stress, try acupuncture today. Call 07808194253 and book a treatment with Sakina. Sakina is practising acupuncture in Brighton, and she has wide experience of treating people with stress disorders.

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