Stress is an unavoidable part of modern life and affects everyone in different ways. We all have our own unique capacity for coping with stress; some people can cope with huge amounts of physical and emotional stress whereas others become gravely ill after a single stressful event.
When supporting clients with stress management I firstly look at how their body is manifesting the effects of stress – this may be through digestive symptoms, muscle tension and pain, migraines, skin conditions; the list is endless! – and provide treatment there, alongside deep rooted overall support to the nervous system and adrenal glands which regulate our stress response.
One of the techniques I use to help clients deal with stress is ear acupuncture; combining this approach with whole body acupuncture brings rapid effective relief from stress and anxiety.
The technique was formulated in the 1950’s by Dr Paul Nogier after he observed how many of his patients had burn scars on the edges of their ears. Upon asking about the scars he discovered they visited a local traditional healer who cauterised certain areas of the ear in order to treat a variety of health conditions.
Dr Nogier’s research and development of this approach culminated in his composition of a map of the human body on the ear, based on the shape of an inverted foetus, curled up as if it were in the womb awaiting birth. This is similar to the principle of reflexology, where the body can be mapped out on the foot.
Switchboard to the Brain
Each part of your body corresponds with an acupuncture point on your outer ear; when stimulated by acupuncture needles, electrical impulses travel from your ear, to your brain and then onto the specific body part.
Acupuncture has been proven to reduce the effects of stress by:
“I have my life back!”
Ms H came to see me in October 2013 and we literally turned her life around with acupuncture treatments!
“I have always suffered with fatigue, stress and anxiety, but more recently it had become unmanageable which I felt was ruining my quality of life. After seeing Tiziana for a few months, my energy levels are much, much higher, to the point where I feel like I have my life back. This has been an amazing turnaround in such a short space of time. My constant need to sleep is gone, which in turn makes my other problems easier to take on.”
Is your quality of life being ruined by chronic stress?
Are you finding it hard to break the cycle of worry and anxiety?
To find out more about how acupuncture can give you YOUR life back contact me, Tiziana, on 07788 633292 or email at email@example.com