by Dr. Andrew Chambers, Dip. Oriental therapies / B.H.Sc Chinese medicine

Do you desire to lead a richer, happier and more gratuitous life?
Then take a minute to allow yourself to discover how Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you attain a better state of physical and emotional health, a longstanding sense of gratitude, increased happiness and an improved sense of general well-being.

How can Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help, you ask?
Pain, stress, anxiety and depression impede, to varying degrees, our ability to connect with ourselves, preventing us from feeling happy. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine enhances the body’s ability to better cope with both physical and emotional stress and strain, allowing the body to more readily relax, release, detoxify and unwind. It does this by stimulating and regulating the hormonal distribution within the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, while calming the sympathetic nervous system (the fight or flight response); inhibiting stress-enhancing chemicals within the body, while reducing inflammation and providing pain management in a drug-free environment.

How does emotional stress affect the body?
Emotional strain may hamper ones ability to lead a normal and active lifestyle, becoming an inhibiting factor in daily life. Further perpetuating the likelihood of associated mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Emotional stress is commonly associated with one or more of a combination of the following factors; Poor dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, being an emotional over thinker (commonly a stress response), sudden or long-standing emotional trauma, and the link between a deeper and more complex hormonal imbalance.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been shown to reduce potential stress-related health risks. By protecting the body’s internal organs from over-strain and over-use, preventing a decline in their natural function, while reducing the likelihood of developing associated diseases such as Hypertension and Heart disease.

What does Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment involve?
The following modalities under the broader scope of Chinese medicine; Acupuncture, Oriental massage, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle therapy, along with exercise therapy such as Taichi and Qigong, present each individual client with the necessary tools to help attain a healthier, happier and more gratuitous state of physical and emotional well-being.

The task of the Chinese medicine practitioner is to effectively diagnose any imbalance within the body and the mind; while planning and delivering an effective treatment protocol, most suited to each individual, on a case-by-case scenario.

What sets Acupuncture and Chinese medicine apart?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine aids in the reduction of stress, while placing emphasis on stress management. Each client is expected to be proactive in their personal efforts toward improving their daily lives; addressing their emotional health through the shedding of any accumulated and unwanted stress and strain.

Undertaking regular weekly Acupuncture treatments, attending regular massage to reduce stress, along with the addition of concurrently taking Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions; aims at addressing the underlying cause of the illness, seeking to positively effect the outcome, being the mood disorder itself. Dietary and lifestyle changes may also be addressed and a nutrition plan undertaken to compliment the individual’s unique constitutional makeup.

Acupuncture, Oriental massage, Chinese herbal medicine, exercise therapy, dietary and lifestyle changes are the leading ways to attain this change. If you would like further information on what this involves, please contact our team to organise your consultation with our fully qualified Chinese medicine practitioner Dr. Andrew Chambers, here at Beingwell Healthcare, Prahran.