Understanding Qi: Acupuncture for Stress Management
By Paula Morgado, Registered Acupuncturist
It’s a busy time of the year – new projects at work, helping kids with their school routine, setting up extra-curricular activities and rushing here and there to keep it all together before of the holidays.
No doubt, it can be a stressful time.
Emotions are out of control, sleep is impacted, headaches return, body aches and stiffness start and illnesses are imminent.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture is one way you can help manage your stress, prevent further illness and ensure you are functioning at your best.
In TCM, the liver organ is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi and blood in our body. Qi is a vital energy that moves our blood, nourishes all our vital organs and prevents imbalances that may lead to illness and disease. When the liver is injured by external stresses and unmanaged emotions, it cannot function properly, stagnating the flow of Qi and blood that otherwise keep you relaxed, balanced and healthy.
Stress and liver Qi stagnation is often the root cause of many illnesses, including headaches, body aches and pain, digestion issues, allergies and colds, anxiety and depression, and so much more.
Although it is a busy and stressful time of year, it is important to take care of yourself now and in the coming year. Amidst the excitement, don’t forget to make a plan to take care of yourself.
Please schedule some time with me if you are interested in discovering more about how you may be impacted by stress. Come learn how you can encourage the free flow of Qi and blood with an acupuncture treatment that promotes relaxation and stress management.