‘Anxiety is defined as a feeling of apprehension, uncertainty or fear.’ Living with anxiety is a full time job. The persistent and debilitating nature of this ailment can leave one feeling hopeless. Many people have turned to acupuncture as a gentle way of restoring inner harmony with wonderful results.
In Western medicine, generalized Anxiety disorder (GAD) is a psychological and physiological state characterized by excessive, exaggerated Anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. People with symptoms of GAD tend to always expect disaster and continuously worry about things.
In Chinese medicine, anxiety, like any strong emotion, interrupts the smooth flow of energy throughout the body. According to Chinese medical theory, energy flows through our body through a network of ‘meridians’ almost like roads on a motorway system. Anxiety acts like a traffic jam, blocking the free flow of energy in the body.
No-one is untouched by a cancer diagnosis – 1 in 3 people develop cancer. Such a diagnosis may have dramatic consequences. Whilst there are comprehensive cancer services available, people increasingly are drawn to the wisdom of complementary therapies such as acupuncture for support and help.
To most people, constipation is simply a matter of a slow-moving or lazy bowel. Yet, as many studies conﬁrmed constipation is serious and should not be ignored. During pregnancy constipation is very common. First of all the increased levels of progesterone and estrogen caused by pregnancy aid in relaxing the smooth muscle of the body […]
Are you pregnant and looking to maintain your health for the next 9 months OR are you looking for an alternative to help with whatever is bothering you during your pregnancy? Treatment of women in pregnancy and labour has a long tradition in China with many pictures found on tortoise shells depicting some pregnancy and […]
While pregnancy is of course a natural state, a woman’s body has to accommodate the various changes that occur. Morning sickness is a common example of the effects of this ‘accommodation’. It is not a pathology or ‘illness’; it is instead part of a normal physiological process. In cases where the morning sickness is very […]
Pre birth acupuncture is when a woman is treated in the final weeks of pregnancy at about week 36/37 right up to the end. It’s physical action is to help ripen the women’s cervix, prepare the pelvis thus encouraging her body to move into the optimum state for delivering her baby. It helps baby move […]
We live in a world of ever-increasing work pressures, persistent over-stimulation and less than optimal nourishment for our bodies, minds and souls. If we look at life realistically, most of us are subjected to relatively constant stress, unless we make a conscious decision to live differently.
Integrating Acupuncture into the patients regime undergoing IVF protocols has been proven to help increase the chance of a positive pregnancy test. For best results it is important that the woman attends a registered Acupuncturist. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions answered.