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Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety

For thousands of years, Acupuncture points have been used to treat the mind and body. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture can be enormously helpful for the relief of stress, anxiety and depression. Overall, Stress can be tremendously beneficial and motivate us when we need it. But there are also times when our stress response becomes unmanageable and exhausting. We all feel happy, sad and overwhelmed at times; that’s normal. Potentially the real problem begins when emotions and feelings are ignored. Repressed feeling that is pushed inside are unpleasant and may lead to ongoing health problems. When stressful emotions are excessive and constant, they have a detrimental effect on the mind and body, often leaving you exhausted and run down.

Acupuncture is Rejuvenating

Chinese medicine works by rebalancing the bodies internal muscles, nerves and organs, such as the liver. Studies have shown that acupuncture helps to desensitise certain areas in the brain. Treatment calms internal organ systems that have become overactive.  Acupuncture is Rejuvenating, relaxing and helpful when dealing with various types of burnout, fatigue, stress and mental health conditions. Research revealed that brain scans on patients receiving Acupuncture showed areas of desensitisation within the brain associated with anxiety and emotions. It helps you feel relaxed and stimulates various functions within your body, including the brain’s production of endorphins and serotonin. While endorphins act as a natural pain killer, serotonin is a mood-enhancing substance helping you to feel relaxed and energised. Whether you have been unwell or need to wind down, our stress clinic will make you feel like new again.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has long been recognised as an effective treatment for chronic pain.

• Acupuncture improves the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. Increased blood flow brings fresh, relaxing oxygen to body tissues.

• Acupuncture stimulates the digestive system, eliminates waste products from inside the body, and enhances recovery from stress and exhaustion.

• Traditional Acupuncture boosts circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. It also improves the performance of the lungs.

• As the flow of energy or Chi improves, so do the nerves that connect them, helping to desensitise the spinal cord and the brain.

• Traditional Acupuncture can promote general well being enhance confidence and self-assurance.

Acupuncture Helps by Maintaining Balance and Harmony

Acupuncture is the most widely applied Chinese therapy and is best known for its natural, safe, and effective pain control. It can treat a wide variety of stressful disorders. Acupuncture is based on maintaining balance and harmony within the body by facilitating the flow of life energy. When chi/Qi (life energy) inside the body becomes stagnant and congested, all kinds of mental and physical illness can follow. Acupuncture works by inserting ultra-fine needles into acupuncture points along the body’s meridians (energy pathways). Chinese medicine has identified more than 350 Acupuncture points on the body’s meridians. According to World Health Organization data, the following list of conditions relating to stress can be 

Conditions Effectively Treated by Acupuncture

Acupuncture patients typically experience few side effects, and treatments often leave patients feeling very relaxed and energised. Acupuncture complements and can be safely used in conjunction with medical treatment plans. 

Headache and migraineTrigeminal neuralgia ( Nasty pain in cheek or facial area)
Paralysis following stroke ( Weakness and inability to move)
Meniere`s disease ( Dizzyness)
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)
Intercostals neuralgia (pain in ribs)
Cervicobrachial syndrome (pain radiating from neck to arm)
Frozen shoulder or tennis elbow ( Painful neck, arm and or elbow)
Sciatica ( Commonly severe pain along the back of the thigh to the foot)Low back pain

Chronic Stress-induced Disorders

Acupuncture also works well to treat acute and chronic stress-induced disorders such as anxiety, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension, insomnia, PMS, menopausal symptoms and depression. Also, it works well with chronic pain associated with dysfunction of the immune system such as psoriasis (skin disorders), allergies and asthma, and the treatment of conditions such as alcoholism, addiction, smoking and eating disorders. 

Massage Combined with Acupuncture

Massage helps you relax your mind, body and rejuvenates your spirit.  A perfect massage makes you feel great and has numerous health benefits. The variations of massage therapy used at The Hatfield Practice are tailor-made to suit your needs.  Massage provided at the Hatfield Practice: include Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, Reflexology and Hot Stone Massage. Massage has many benefits and is an excellent tonic that also increases health and well being.


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