Are you experiencing stress due to an ongoing medical condition? Perhaps you’re struggling to keep up with medical appointments, concerned about your health outcomes, or frustrated by not knowing what the best course of action might be. This mounting stress negatively impacts your immune system, can get in the way of proper sleep, and often causes unhealthy food cravings.
The good news is that acupuncture and herbal medicine can support you in reducing medical stress. Acupuncture is known for its ability to bring the body from a state of “flight or flight,” or high stress, into a state of “rest and digest,” or low stress. When your body is in a lower stress state your immune system will function better and your digestion will work more smoothly. You’ll feel more relaxed more often, which allows you to have a deeper sleep and a more comfortable daily existence.
In addition to reducing stress, acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used specifically to strengthen the immune system, strengthen the digestion, improve sleep quality and quantity, and reduce overall inflammation. All of these improvements will help you to heal faster regardless whether your medical condition is a physical issue such as pain or a broken bone or a more systemic issue such as cancer, fertility struggles, or other concerns.
Herbal medicine is a fantastic ally with acupuncture as the formulas are designed to optimize safety and efficacy. Chinese herbs have been studied for thousands of years and there is clear pharmacology research demonstrating the effects they have. Herbal formulas can be used to reduce stress, aid digestion, improve sleep, and reduce inflammation. An optimal treatment approach would include periodic acupuncture and daily herbal medicine to keep your stress levels to a minimum and your immune system operating at its highest.
Are you curious about whether acupuncture and herbal medicine are the right approach for you? Contact my clinic for a free call to discuss your situation. Here’s to your health!