We provide, through our Brisbane clinic, acupuncture for stress related issues on a daily basis, including anxiety and insomnia.
Many of us are only too willing to burn the candle at both ends.
We work hard. We play hard.
While we think we are coping, deep down we could be exhausting our bodies.
Sometimes, people don’t feel exhausted because they are running off their adrenals.
Others do feel tired, turning to drugs such as coffee and energy drinks to give them energy.
Unfortunately these types of energy bursts are short lived. They also affect the adrenals.
It’s when the adrenals cannot cope anymore that people tend to burn out.
If you are working and playing hard, avoid burn out by getting at least eight hours sleep a night.
Don’t take drugs either. That includes alcohol and caffeine.
Try to eat lots of fruit, vegetables, fruits and protein (meat or legumes), as well as low-GI complex carbohydrates such as multi-grain bread and pumpkin.
These foods stabilise blood sugar levels, reducing stress on the adrenals.
It’s also wise to take up yoga or Tai Chi.
They are gentle forms of exercise that build the energy in you body, helping you cope with the stress of today’s living.
If you’re keen to find out more advice on minimising stress in your life, read our blog post.
Maybe you’re unsure if stress is having an impact on you? Take our stress test and find out.
Too much stress affects the body and the mind, leading to a myriad of health conditions that can leave you feeling off.
Acupuncture for stress and its related health conditions
Research has shown that acupuncture for stress related conditions works.
These include anxiety, insomnia, depression (in conjunction with antidepressants) and hypertension.
If you feel that stress has taken hold of you, contact us to find out how we can work with you to reduce it.
A course of acupuncture for stress reduction might be just what you need.
Acupuncture for stress minimisation aims to reduce stress and promote wellbeing.
Many herbal medicines can also help.
Also, never forget the power of a good massage.
A great massage therapist like ours can work on the painful points in your body that tend to form when our muscles contract while we stress.
Acupuncture for depression
The Acupuncture Evidence Project highlights research suggesting acupuncture for depression plus SSRIs (anti-depressants) are superior to SSRIs alone.
Acupuncture for depression (in conjunction with SSRIs) was deemed to offer an early onset of action and was considered safe and well-tolerated.
Electro-acupuncture had greater effects than manual acupuncture.
Finally, the Acupuncture Evidence Project links to research suggesting acupuncture is cost-effective compared with counselling or usual care alone, although the ranking of counselling and acupuncture does depend on the cost of delivering these therapies.
References to these studies are detailed on this webpage.
The key is to pause, mend and fortify, before you burn out.
Make sure you contact us for personalised advice that’s right for you.