|Posted by Paul C. Lewis, M.A. R.Ac, DNM, DO-MTP on April 8, 2017 at 6:15 PM|
Celebrate April by understanding what stress is and how it affects your body. Unrelieved stress can pose a serious threat to physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Stress can do wide spread damage to the body and can be a 'silent' threat. It can build over time and come from many different life situations...work, relationships, sports, family, financial, judgement by others, and from within. Learn to recognize and reduce stress. Natural Medicine therapies such as Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Homeopathy, Reflexology, and Reiki help to effectively manage stress and its effects.
Effects of stress can many and varied. Headaches, migraines, shoulder and neck pain, thoracic pain, racing heart rate, fatigue, immunity, fogginess, and weight loss may all be signs of stress. Stress has the ability to break down the body and profoundly affect the adrenals, kidneys, blood pressure, and immune system.
Relievers of stress can be as simple as breathing exercises, medidation, diet changes, taking a 20 minute walk, or communication with one's partner or oo-worker. Drinking water can help as well by nourishing the kidneys and reducing the internal heat.
Acupuncture and Osteopathy both work to re-balance one's energy, increase circulation, reduce heat, and relax the body. We are all energetic beings vibrating at our own individual frequency. Stress can have the effect of blocking energy flow or upsetting the balance of Chi or energy. It can drastically reduce one's daily energy, impair the adrenals and reduce energetic kidney flow. Fatigue, anxiety, and depression become the norm.
In Chinese Medicine, the Liver is the body's centre of emotions and feels the stress. Spring is Liver time! It is when the Liver energy is at its peak. Now is the time to book an Acupuncture/Osteopathic treatment to help reduce stress, balance your emotions and feel and look younger. Your Liver will thank you! When stress is effectively reduced, mind, body, spirit, and soul will align. You will feel energized and at peace.