Stress is a component of modern day living that most people experience at some point in their lives. It becomes a problem when it is experienced regularly or over a long period of time. It can have an effect on our digestive and respiratory systems, our hormonal system, and impact our cardiovascular and reproductive systems.
Essentially, when you are under stress the body perceives a threat and prepares for a ‘fight or flight’ response. Energy is directed away from essential areas of the body where it is needed for normal functioning. Cortisol (a stress hormone ) is elevated, blood pressure increases, and immune function is impaired. This can have a detrimental impact on your health both physically and emotionally and can manifest as a wide range of conditions.
Acupuncture is an effective method of treatment for stress because the practitioner first determines where energy has become blocked or restricted and then works to free it. This re-establishes the natural flow energy to the parts of the body that need it, so it can return to normal functioning.
For more information on how acupuncture, acupressure, and traditional Chinese medicine can help to alleviate stress call Care Cure on 085 865 8818 or visit www.carecure.ie Care Cure offers a free consultation at its clinics in Tuam and Galway city. All practitioners are fully qualified with years of experience in traditional Chinese medicine treatments. All major health insurance is accepted and discounted rates are available for students and medical card holders.