Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is the stress of work plus kids and family getting too much for you too?
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are great for relaxation and being able to manage life, stress free. I see many mothers (and fathers) who have found relief from stress through acupuncture and herbs.
Research1 has shown that acupuncture reduces stress and pain, and potentially depression. Sometimes it just gets all too much. There are pressures at work and then when you get home it seems never ending.
Life can just be too overwhelming at times. Sometimes the act of coming in for an appointment, sharing your story (or grievances!) and lying down and being cared for makes the world of difference.
On top of this are the benefits of acupuncture on both mental and emotional well-being. These come about from Serotonin release, modulation of the autonomic nervous system and improvements in immune function2. So not only do you feel better, your immune system is also strengthened, and you don’t catch everything that comes along. That is a win win!
Do you also find at the end of the day that your neck and shoulders are tight and sore? Or is your jaw painful from teeth clenching? Chinese medicine is particularly effective at relieving these pains and calming the stress that caused them in the first place.
We treat the cause not just the symptoms. We follow this up with a preventative approach, so your problems don’t return. There are numerous studies3 on the positive effects of acupuncture on anxiety, including some that reported an enhancement of the effects of prescription anti-anxiety medication and a reduction in their side effects.
With Christmas fast approaching and work deadlines becoming more urgent, the stresses at home can feel exacerbated. I have had many a client comment on how much easier it is for them to cope since they have been having acupuncture. Come and see me and make your life easier. Make an appointment today and you can enjoy Christmas more.
Dr. Kate Howden
Dr. Kate Howden is an empathetic and caring practitioner, with over a decade of nursing experience, in both general and psychiatric nursing.
And now with years of experience as a Chinese Medicine practitioner. She takes a holistic approach to client care and loves seeing people feel better about themselves.
Kate has a particular passion for women’s health. She is a mother with her own children and stepchildren and understands the many challenges women face. Kate also has experience in treating withdrawal from drug and alcohol addiction.
She enjoys regular games of netball and long walks with her partner.
Kate consults on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.
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1Eshkevari, L, Permaul, E & Mulroney, SE 2013, ‘Acupuncture blocks cold stress-induced increases in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis in the rat’, Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 217, 1, pp. 95-104.
2Lake, J 2018, ‘Acupuncture for Anxiety’, Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers.
3Amorim et al. 2018, ‘’Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for anxiety disorders: A systematic review of the clinical research’, Complimentary Therapies Clinical Practice, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29705474