Exam Stress and Acupuncture

Ear AcupuncturePress Tacks Ear AcupunctureA common complaint at this time of year for many youngsters is exam stress. This can manifest with symptoms ranging from: anxiety, palpitations, panic attacks, sweating, memory loss, nausea and vomiting. It can be a self perpetuating problem so mindfulness and breathing are important tools. Chinese medicine will always look to see if there are any underlying issues that could make some people more susceptible to these symptoms.

Acupuncture really helps to regulate the emotions in the body and dissipate stress (calms the sympathetic nervous system). Stress slows down the physiological processes of the body which can create emotional volatility, pain, headaches etc.

I use body acupuncture and ear acupuncture to manage these symptoms. Adhesive press tacks are placed over the ear point Shen Men (Spirit Gate) which 'quiets the heart and the spirit', by releasing endorphins. The plaster can remain in place for up to 2 weeks and can be 'tweaked' at any time when required i.e. before or during an exam. The ear points have a dual purpose for the patient as it calms the mind and allows them to take control of their symptoms.

Save the date - 15th April - Acuherbs Weymouth Open Day

Save the date - open day on 15 April 2015

15 April - AcuHerbs Weymouth Open Day

I'm holding an open day at the AcuHerbs Weymouth centre on the harbourside on 15 April from 9am until 5pm. Please come along and take a look at the new facilities, ask questions and have a cup of Chinese herbal tea. Find out how Chinese medicine (acupuncture and herbal) can offer a real alternative to Western medicine or simply how it can manage general health and wellbeing.

You'll also be able to touch, smell, and taste some of the tinctures, cough syrups, skin creams, gels, ointments and herbs I'll be preparing to order on the premises.

It would be lovely to welcome some past and current clients into the new centre and hear what you think. There is absolutely no obligation to arrange an appointment afterwards, so please drop in on 15 April and say hello!

Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Hay Fever

Hay fever herbsWhen the sun begins to shine, the flowers and leaves begin to open, it signifies the start of Spring and unfortunately the ‪#HayFever‬ season for some!

Hay Fever symptoms are caused by an allergic reaction to pollen, which is seen by the body's immune system as foreign, causing an inflammatory reaction. Some people who are allergic to house dust mites or animal hair are said to have perennial allergic rhinitis, with symptoms all year round.

Chinese medicine has much to offer in the treatment of hay fever, as in the treatment of eczema and asthma. All these conditions are the result of an over-activity of the immune system, and one of the great strengths of Chinese medicine is in the regulation of the immune system.

Herbs and acupuncture points are chosen to tackle the inflammation and irritation, and also to regulate the underlying imbalance in the immune system. Although changes can occur fairly quickly, you may need to continue for a few months in order to get the full benefit. It is a good idea to start the treatment before the hay fever season in order to fully benefit.

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