As a practitioner I am always aware of the new causes and weeks designated to health awareness issues. They are a really good reminder to us all to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. But for this particular topic, STRESS, it is an absolute must that they designated an entire month to it, and rightly so!
I can honestly say more then 85% of the patients Ive been treating over 14 years are in some element receiving treatment towards their stress levels. They might see me for menstrual issues, a bad back, an IVF cycle, or even constipation. Stress, stress, stress and more stress.
It's the root cause of so many physical ailments our bodies experience.
I'm forever quoting random snippets of ancient wisdom I learn to my patients. One of my favourites Ive learned: 'For every emotional event in your life, there is a physical response in your body.'
Physical wellness and emotional health just cannot and should never be separated.
The brightness of our eyes comes from something as simple as a moment of laughter. We laugh because we were warmed in our hearts by something truly funny! An emotional root cause.
This month is the perfect excuse to take the plunge and explore the dichotomy of your own emotional wellness in relation to your physical health. It's like the ancient Chinese symbol of yin and yang: the law which recognises one cannot exist without the other.
Whilst one receives from the other, it also gives just as much in return. Equals and opposites at the same time!
Nature's way of empowering us and balancing us.
The genius machines we are have their own natural healing response. Acupuncture stimulates that healing mechanism. And in return we find healing doesn't just occur in our physical bodies but in our equal partner element, the emotions. Those are the governors of stress and anxiety. But that means they equally govern joy, laughter, happiness and love! Awareness of unhealthy stress levels means you can actively seek out their opposite, peace and joy, and find optimum health with gentle and natural healing responses from acupuncture!