We are designed to react to threats, real or perceived. If a threat is perceived, energy is directed away from normal functioning in the body. The sympathetic nervous system (which branches from the central nervous system) is triggered into a 'fight or flight' response. This is all well and good if you have a large toothed mammal coming up the rear and you need to defend yourself (or even better make a hasty exit) as it is essential for survival. But experiencing physiological changes of this kind on a day to day basis is not good for your health.
Stress is the body’s reaction to our current, modern day threats which can be attributed to a whole range of factors including work or overwork, family life, grief and financial worries.The difference is that instead of the body experiencing a once off momentary change, it experiences the same changes over a prolonged period of time producing the same physiological effects. Essentially energy is being directed away from essential areas of the body where it is needed for normal functioning. This can result in a wide range on effects on the body which are detrimental to your health.
Acupuncture is an effective method of treatment for stress because the practitioner first determines where energy has become blocked or restricted and then works to free it. This re-establishes the natural flow energy to parts of the body that needs them so the body can return to normal functioning. For more information visit our website at www.carecure.ie.