Relieving stress and anxiety with acupuncture

It is possible. That's why I offer you a complete relaxation dedicated to bringing your body and mind in the moment.
How does it manifest itself?

To each it's own way of living with anxiety

You have an inner restlessness for no apparent reason and are not able to stop and relax?

You have episodes of palpitations, feeling hot, shallow breathing or chest tightness?

You often feel tense, irritable, and have the impression that everything is just too much?

You are constantly brooding over the same thoughts, going around in circles mentally and not feeling like you're moving forward?

Anxiety manifests in a global way

What are your troublesome symptoms?

The impacts of stress or anxiety can be both physical and psychological. In fact, one cannot be affected without affecting the other. They are two sides of the same coin; yourself. The negative effects of stress or anxiety on our daily lives are definitely not to be overlooked. Here are the most common symptoms:

Physical symptoms

The body

MUSCULAR TENSIONS

pain, stiffness, neck, shoulders, jaws, bruxism

NEUROLOGICALS

headache, dizziness, numbness, tremors

DIGESTIVE

appetite problems (too much or too little), heartburn, constipation or diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating

GENITO-URINARY

pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency, cessation of menstruation, change in menstrual cycle, loss of libido

CARDIO-RESPIRATORY

palpitations, chest pain, breathing difficulty, shallow breathing, choking

GENERAL

fatigue, insomnia, dry mouth, lump in the throat or stomach, excessive sweating, hot flashes

Cognitive and emotional symptoms

The mind and the heart

EMOTIONALS

anxiety, panic, terror, impatience, frustration, anger, depression

PERCEPTUALS

apprehension, feeling overwhelmed and/or worried, seeing everything as a mountain, lack of enthusiasm, fears

BEHAVIORAL

stamping your feet, biting the inside of your mouth, biting your nails, skipping meals

INTELLECTUALS

whirlwind of ideas in the head, confused ideas, ruminating on the same thoughts, difficulty concentrating, memory problems

RELATIONSHIPS

fear of meeting new people

You would like to reduce your anxiety but...

You don't know how to get back on track?
1.

You don't have control over the stressful events that happen to you, you don't have the time or the energy to take concrete actions to make changes?

2.

You know that a joyful person is inside you, but you are not able to embody it and live with lightness and confidence?

3.

You are undergoing psychotherapy, are already taking medication, or do not want to take medication, and are looking for a complementary approach to develop your inner stress management tools?

4.

You don't know where to start, you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and alone with this weight. You would like to be accompanied, supported and encouraged in your search for well-being?

I offer you a helping hand

Would you like a helping hand to calm your body and mind, feel lighter and aligned with yourself and better manage the stress and anxiety in your life? Acupuncture and I are here for you.

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A few facts

TWICE AS MANY WOMEN

suffer from occasional or frequent limitation of daily activities due to an emotional, psychological or mental health problem. (anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anorexia)

Survey of mental health-related disability among employed Canadians aged 25 to 54 in 2021 [1]
ONLY 40% OF YOUNG PEOPLE

report excellent or very good mental health.

Survey of the Canadian population aged 15 to 30 in 2020 [2]
1 IN 4 ADULTS

screened positive for symptoms of depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Survey of the Canadian population over 18 years of age in 2021 [3]

What you can expect

By giving your body the moment of complete relaxation it so desperately needs, you allow:

A respite for the heart and mind

To settle down and create the peaceful inner space necessary to refocus on oneself.
To step back and let go

This new emotional space gives way to a healthy detachment. Suddenly, what used to be a big burden has the potential to turn into a simple irritant that is easier to accept. Your ability to let go increases, adapting to change and seeing reality as it is without being overwhelmed by your negative imaginary anticipation.

To refocus on yourself and your needs

Acupuncture finally allows the exhausted and emotionally overloaded person to abandon, at least temporarily, her or his survival mechanisms to refocus on her or himself. It is thus easier to perceive situations objectively and to make choices in line with oneself, with an enlightened and calm mind.

A respite for the body

Let your body take over in its return to therapeutic balance.
Reduce the physical symptoms of stress-anxiety that impact your daily life.

It is not mandatory to experience the physical aches and pains that result from stress on a daily basis. For example, the secretion of endorphins during a treatment decreases physical pain and relieves muscular tensions. The activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is triggered during the treatment, regulates digestion, favors sleep, decreases palpitations, and promotes a good intestinal transit.

Acupuncture can therefore alleviate or even make disappear some of the very troublesome symptoms of anxiety such as nausea, dizziness, hot flashes, insomnia, chest tightness and many others. Instead, your body will feel an undeniable and quick calming effect during the treatment, your breathing slows down and your body becomes heavier and more relaxed.

Reduce some of the possible causes of anxiety

The very relief of physical ailments helps to reduce some sources of anxiety. For example, it is common for sleep disorders to cause or aggravate anxiety.

It's not the same!

Stress and anxiety, what is the difference?

Stress

A state of nervous tension, a natural and normal physical reaction of the brain and body to a situation considered dangerous or threatening

Stress manifests itself as a set of physiological reactions that normally help us escape from threatening situations. It offers us two solutions; either to flee or to prepare ourselves to face the danger. Stress is ESSENTIAL... that is, when our life is in danger!

The problem arises when stress occurs in situations where our survival is not at stake. Everyday situations, such as being late for an appointment, being late for a job, speaking in front of a group of people, all cause us some stress. This stress, if sustained over time, can build up and become chronic. Fatigue, depression, difficulty sleeping or digesting are all consequences of chronic stress.

It is important to become aware of the harmful effects of stress so that you can learn to manage it better rather than suffer from it. Reduce the sources of stress where possible, and develop tools to deal with stressful events that are out of your control in a healthier way.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling that can be vague or intense yet always unpleasant, and is an apprehension of an event that may occur in the future.

Negative anticipation and the often disproportionate and irrational assessment of a risk. This negative anticipation combines physical symptoms and unpleasant thoughts that become overwhelming and interfere with normal functioning.

If very excessive and difficult to manage, it can evolve into different anxiety disorders: panic attacks, phobias and generalized anxiety disorders, and have great negative impacts on daily life.

Rest assured, we are all subject to anxiety! Anxiety can be said to be normal or abnormal.

Normal if:

  • Well tolerated by the person and without physical impact
  • Not perceived as suffering
  • Does not affect daily life activities

Abnormal if:

  • Not related to life events and occurs without reason
  • Becomes a permanent state
  • Loses its function of adaptation to changes
  • Is a suffering
  • Complicated by a state of depression or dependence (relational, food, pharmacological, alcoholic etc...)

Acupuncture is appropriate for all forms of anxiety, whether normal or abnormal, acute or chronic.

Good to know!

Acupuncture is safe and complementary to other approaches

Medications

Acupuncture has no harmful interaction with medications. It is an excellent complement to medication treatment!

Psychotherapy

Acupuncture complements and deepens the work done in psychotherapy, by psychologists or counselling therapists. When done together, the relief of symptoms has the potential to be faster and greater.

My approach is global

Typical acupuncture treatment to relieve anxiety

Present for you

In addition to treatment, meetings are an important part of therapy. We discuss and review what is troubling you in a safe space, where you are free to open up, or not. It is a place of listening, understanding and non-judgment where you can decompress. It is a time that is 100% dedicated to you.

A healthy lifestyle for a lasting balance

I complement my services with healthy living advices, Qigong exercises and meditation to support you in your search for a lasting balance. Since stress and anxiety are the results of uncontrolled external factors, it is important to put in place your own support system to help you get through the ordeal as smoothly as possible. Self-management in mental health is one of the keys to taking back the power over your mental health.

Discover the benefits that acupuncture can have on your well-being!

Acupuncture is an invaluable tool for managing stress and anxiety. Make an appointment for a session and observe the positive impacts on your well-being.

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