Are you feeling “stressed out”?
The stressors of daily life (commuting, finding parking or dealing with overcrowded public transit, work deadlines, shopping, cooking, etc) affect us all differently. For some people its all just background noise. For others it creates a sense of stuff unfinished that nags at the back of their brain and keeps them awake at night. Other people may not feel emotionally stressed but have digestive problems or tight shoulders. Because we all respond differently it can be tough to determine if/when the stress has become too much. Some common signs of stress include:
- illness or frequent colds/flu
- tiredness or lethargy
- sore, tight muscles
- dull skin, lank hair
- digestive upset & irregular bowel movements
- erratic sleep patterns
- depression or mood swings
- anger or frustration
- paranoid behaviour
Some people are “in tune” with their stress and notice changes in their stress levels. Others don’t feel “stressed”, but they experience other health problems (see above examples) that are rooted in stress.
Not sure if stress is a factor in your life? Take this short quiz to find out.
Acupuncture for Stress Relief
If you scored as vulnerable to stress, or you know you are feeling “stressed out”, we’re here to help.
Come in for a consultation today to find out how stress is affecting your health. We will go over all the systems in your body (circulatory, digestive, musculoskeletal, hormonal), including a tongue and pulse diagnosis, to see how and where stress is impacting your life. We will go over your health goals: perhaps you want to get rid of daily headaches, perhaps you want to lose some weight, or perhaps you want more energy to play with your kids. Perhaps you want to sleep better and wake up smiling.
Once we know where you’re at we will work together to create a treatment plan tailored to your goals.
To learn more about stress and how acupuncture helps relieve stress read a few of our blog articles: