We all seem to be under more stress today than ever before. How stress is defined will vary, but can be described as “the feeling of being under too much mental, physical or emotional pressure.”
Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting to stress, so a situation that feels stressful to one person may be motivating to someone else.
Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. Common signs of stress include:
• sleep problems
• loss of appetite
• difficulty with concentration or memory
• digestive problems
• anxiety, depression, and panic attacks
Acupuncture has long been known as helping people to cope with their stress symptoms, and help them to relax. Tuina works on those tight muscles and knots that are often caused by stress, and promotes a feeling of well- being and relaxation.