Stress & Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety Can Badly Affect Your Every Day Life. Happily With Chinese Medicine and Ancient Treatments it Needn’t Ruin It

Anxiety

Nervousness, agitation, panic, worry, fright, and apprehension are due to disturbances of Qi and Blood caused by excess Heat (inflammation or hyperactivity) in the Liver and Heart.

According to Chinese medicine, these two Organ Networks are the primary ones that govern the emotional, sensory, and cognitive aspects of the mind (called Jing-Shen).

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help these problems by harmonizing the circulation of Qi and Blood, getting rid of surplus Heat, and relaxing the muscles and nerves.

Depression

Prolonged or recurring sadness, grief, disappointment, frustration, anxiety, disillusionment, and even chronic fatigue can lead to what is commonly called depression.

Persistent negative emotional states and mental or physical exhaustion, lead to stagnation of Qi and Blood and other disturbances of the body and mind that can adversely affect all of the Organ Networks (Kidney, Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung).

Usually, as with anxiety disorders, the Organ Networks most affected are the Liver and Heart, but the Kidney may also be involved – especially when apathy, fatigue, and morbid thoughts are major complaints.

The anxiety, apathy, irritability, melancholy, weakness, anorexia, and negative thinking that characterize acute and chronic depression, as with almost all physical and mental problems, are due to various conditions of stagnation and depletion of Qi and Blood.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can effectively improve or resolve these problems.

If you suffer from either of these conditions, why not call us on call us on 0208 780 0955 to find out how we can help? If you prefer, send us your enquiry online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.

Insomnia

Sleep disturbances take many forms: difficulty falling asleep, waking often during the night and difficulty getting back to sleep, disturbing dreams, restless sleep, being awakened easily during the night by noise or movement.

In the view of Chinese medicine, the tranquility and clarity of the mind (Shen) is governed by the organ networks of the Liver and Heart.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine can calm the mind, relax the nerves, nourish the Blood, and harmonize the relationship between the Liver and the Heart, and is usually very effective for relieving insomnia.

Stress/tension

Generalized discomfort in the body and mind due to overwork, worry, and mental and physical strain can cause the Qi to become stagnant and/or depleted. Stagnation of the Qi will lead to feelings of stiffness, soreness, and pain in the muscles, joints, and head, and Qi depletion will lead to feelings of fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, and lack of motivation.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can quickly and effectively relieve the symptoms of stress and tension since they both replenish the Qi and activate its circulation.

To discuss your own personal condition call us on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in to see us in our Putney clinic.