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Stress

Getting cross, irritable and snap at people when you don’t really mean to? Frustrated and depressed? Feel your life is out of control? Push yourself too hard and beyond your tolerance level? You are suffering stress! Main causes of stress include: Occupational stress: Shouldering a heavy workload; reaching the expectations others set for you; constantly having to perform the job.Conflict with colleague or costumers. Emotional stress: The breakdown of a relationship; the loss of loved one (such as death of a spouse or truly loved one), divorce or marital separation. Physical stress: Taking on extra work; heavy training sessions The consequence of stress can be: Hormonal imbalance:pre-menstrual syndromes; Low blood sugar: result from poor diet or inadequate exercise. possible stress-related digestive disorders; Poor immune function: Caused by poor diet and lifestyle. Recurring allergies such as hayfever and food sensitivities; Possibly result in chronic infection; Anxiety or panic attack; Insomnia; Hypertension or High Cholesterol; Aging. How does acupuncture help relieve stress? Acupuncture help stimulate the body to “heal itself”. For all stress related symptoms acupuncture is a safe and very effective management method. Acupuncture treatment can help reduce the Stress Hormone, restore and natural balance of the physical, emotional and mental functions. Generally during and after acupuncture treatment you would feel much calmer, more relaxed and aware the improvement of your well-being. Many researches found that acupuncture can help release Endorphin which is a “Happy Hormones” making people feel relaxed and calm. How many sessions do I need acupuncture for stress? Most likely you will experience a great feeling from the very first treatment. However acupuncture gives increasing benefits with each treatment....

Insomnia

  Acupuncture and insomnia -Get a great night’s sleep naturally.   You settle into a warm comfortable bed, close your eyes and nothing happens, you just can’t fall asleep. Hours go by and still you’re awake. The next day you feel tired, grouchy, and are unable to focus. Does this sound familiar? Sleepless nights happen to almost everyone at some time, but ongoing insomnia can indicate a deeper issue and could lead to further health concerns. Unfortunately, a common approach to treating insomnia including prescription sleeping medications can cause side effects or even dependence. That’s one of the many reasons to consider an all natural approach to treating your sleep problems. Acupuncture can be a very effective way to improve your sleep quality without side effects.   One bad night, or an ongoing issue? Occasional insomnia is a very common problem, affecting about one in four person. It can happen to anyone, but is more common in older adults. Symptoms include: Difficulty falling asleep Waking up during the night Waking up too early Frustration and moodiness Insomnia can be very frustrating but it’s more than an annoyance. When insomnia becomes onging, or chronic, your body is unable to get the rest and renewal it needs so that you can feel your best. In fact, a lack of quality sleep can cause problems such as difficulty concentrating, diminished energy, low mood, and trouble performing everyday tasks. Since sleep strengthens the immune system, insomnia can leave you susceptible to many other health concerns. Luckily, you don’t have to just “put up with” chronic insomnia.   How can acupuncture help insomnia?  ...

Depression

  Depression can be debilitating for those who experience it. Prolonged feeling of sadness, discouragement and hopelessness greatly affects the quality of life.     At one time or another, most of us have experienced some form of depression. It’s a healthy response to events in our lives that seem overwhelming. When we are balanced, physically and emotionally, we can easily become back from a depressed state and move on with our lives. But when negative feelings and emotions become persistent and consistent, depression may set in.   Today, more than 28 million Americans are taking antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs. In 1998, doctors wrote more than 130 million prescriptions for antidepressants. According to the Physicians’ Desk Reference, the top antidepressant drugs only address signs and symptoms associated with depression, and can cause a variety of side effects, including insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, fatigue, body rash, tremor, facial tics, diarrhea, loss of appetite and sexual dysfunction. Depression alone is stressful enough on the body – and while medications may provide temporary relief, they can further compromise our health.   How can acupuncture help depression?   Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) incorporate thousands of years of experience in treating the “Yu” Syndrome which manifested similar as depression, e.g. feeling low in mood, low motivation and fatigue. Acupuncture and TCM traditionally are used to alleviate the above signs and symptoms accompanying depression. TCM  are trying to address the root causes and underlying imbalances that have contributed to the problem safely and naturally.   Acupuncturists are aware of the powerful interplay between our body and emotions, the two are inseparable. When we experience...