Modern lifestyle creates a lot of stress from workload to personal demands with many constantly on the go giving little time to rest. When it builds up, it can lead to a range of symptoms including high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, premenstrual syndrome, muscle tension and more. Having the tools to release the effects of stress from your body and mind is a critical part in caring for your health.
Stress is the body’s natural reaction to any difficulties that appear in our lives, physically or emotionally. It’s a normal response to adverse conditions. It’s actually healthy to experience some low-degree short-term stress occasionally as it lets the body practice protecting itself. When we are constantly on the go, our bodies can go into a chronic state of stress keeping us in ‘fight, flight or freeze’ mode. This reaction increases the levels of cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline in the body, making it difficult for the body to function as it should. When stress becomes chronic this may cause these hormones to spike at times they shouldn’t and to be too low at times when it should be higher.
Chinese medicine restores balance in the body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system also called ‘rest and digest’ system, helping to bring down those hormone levels. By providing a space for your body to relax and replenish, treatments promote your body’s self-healing abilities leaving you feeling calm, energised and able to navigate the ebb and flow of life’s challenges.
Commonly Treated Conditions
Emotional imbalance: Anger, frustration and mood swings
Muscle tension and pain
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Tailored to You
Using a holistic approach, together we will craft a treatment plan tailored to suit you, putting you back in control of your health and wellbeing. I will guide you through a synergy of integrative strategies including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, bodywork and self-care practices based on my 5 pillars (Food, Move, Thought, Breathe and Rest), treating the root of any underlying issues and supporting your body’s own self-healing abilities.
How It Works
Chinese Medicine views the processes of the body as an energy system. Health and wellbeing rely on the smooth and dynamic flow of Qi (energy) through the body through a series of meridians/channels beneath the skin. Treatment aims to restore the smooth flow of Qi correcting imbalances such as deficiencies, stagnations, and excesses. It improves bodily functions and promotes the natural self-healing abilities of your body.