When under stress or faced with a stressful situation, cortisol, the body’s stress hormone elevates, blood pressure increases, and our immune function is suppressed. Over time, these symptoms become worse and can develop into anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia/sleep disorders, digestive problems, and tension headaches. Stress can also aggravate any already existing troublesome health condition.
Sleep is also critical to maintain health, with good quality sleep being one of the most important components of a healthy life. The effects of lack of sleep can pose a serious threat to our wellbeing, energy levels and lifestyle. Types of sleep disturbances found in both children and adults may include; night terrors, dream-disturbed sleep, bed-wetting, hot flushes, night sweats, and pain which stops the patient from getting proper/adequate rest. At AcuHealth we recognise the importance of adequate sleep for physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing.
Traditional Chinese medicine also recognises the mind and body interacting as one, meaning that emotions have a physiological effect on the body. In today’s busy society it is no wonder we are more stressed.
We pride ourselves on the fact that nearly every patient leaves AcuHealth saying how relaxed they feel.
The onset of puberty in girls is the beginning of many changes in their body, both physically and mentally. We understand that the progression from puberty to pregnancy, motherhood and finally menopause is not an easy journey to navigate. At any stage during this journey, women may encounter symptoms that they may be unsure how to manage alone. Many women seek alternative health care as another means for treatment to assist them in overcoming their various symptoms, and in some cases, prevent these conditions.
Environment, diet, lifestyle, emotions and many other factors can upset the fine balance of the reproductive system. Chinese medicine views balancing out both the internal organs and reproductive channels. We at AcuHealth understand the importance of creating and maintaining a balance throughout the different phases of a women’s journey through life.
If you have questions regarding your own health concerns, please contact us to discuss.