No matter your current situation, we all experience some form of stress one way or another. Overtime as you begin to take on more responsibilities, you are too busy to even realise that your stress levels rise and that it can become quite overwhelming. As your stress levels increase, you will start to see it take its toll on your health and it can affect it in many ways.
HOW CAN STRESS AFFECT YOU?
- Digestive: lack of appetite, increased appetite, constipation, loose stools, bloating, stomach cramps, nausea.
- Sleeping issues: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, interrupted sleep, poor quality of sleep.
- Immune system: low energy levels, difficulty concentrating, easy to get sick, feeling run down.
- Dietary: making poor food choices, gaining weight, losing weight.
- Skin: rashes, eczema, psoriasis, acne, facial flushing, skin becoming dull and dry.
- Emotional: depression, overthinking, frustration, anger, anxiety.
It is common that your chronic health issues can develop due to your stress levels getting out of control. Stress is a normal part of life and often its intensity level can be unpredictable. The best way to live with stress is to manage it well in order to tackle the other more important things in your life.
SO HOW CAN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HELP YOU?
It all starts with the consultation. Your stress is caused by external factors in which are affecting your internal, causing disharmony and imbalances within the body. You’ll be asked questions in relation to your health in order to identify where your stress levels have affected you most. Through the questions, connections can be made to make the correct diagnosis so that the most suitable treatment protocol can be developed. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system which includes a range of treatments such as Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Together, they can help make a positive change to your health and restore balance in your body. You can expect with regular treatments, that your health will improve, your overall quality of life will increase and that you will be able to handle any kind of stressful factor that may come your way.
It’s time to take control of your stress before it controls your life!
Amy Duong, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a 5000 year old system of healthcare that focuses on the causative factors of a condition. Practitioners adopt a holistic approach to investigate aspects of a person’s diet, lifestyle and emotions in order to diagnose and treat an underlying problem.