Stress statistics are alarming! In fact, more and more people – both young and old, are searching for stress relief techniques. According to a 2009 survey conducted by the APA (American Psychological Association):
In addition, for adults (over the last month during the survey):
The consequences of stress are damage to the individual’s nervous system, especially in the areas that are already overloaded, damaged or irritated. Stress related symptoms may include Headaches, Fatigue, Pain, Mood Swings, Depression and Digestive Disturbances, to name a few.
There are many factors that cause stress. Ask yourself the following questions: How many stress balls are you juggling? Are you sitting at a computer for an extended period of time, falling asleep on the couch, overweight, sleeping on an old mattress, have poor posture or living with a physical illness? Finally, ask yourself what are you going to do to prevent and/or correct the consequences of stress?
Stress can be compared to an equilateral triangle, with each side representing Emotional Stress, Physical Stress and Chemical Stress.
Emotional Stress Factors (Good)
Emotional Stress Factors (Bad)
Physical Stress Factors
Chemical Stress Factors
Many people, who feel the affects of stress, speak with their Family Doctor, who may then suggest a Specialist. Successful stress relief techniques usually begin with a Personalized Patient Study, History of the Illness or Health Concern, Family History, Evaluation of the Home and Work Environments, Chemical Evaluation (blood, urine and stool), Structural Analysis and/or Muscular Evaluation.
For those seeking Acupuncture to help reduce stress, there are 4 diagnostic techniques utilized – Pulse Diagnosis, Observation (appearance, demeanor voice tone of the patient and the color, shape and size of the tongue), Heath History, Lifestyle and Emotional State; along with a Physical Exam (palpation of specific areas and acupuncture points) to reveal imbalances.
Once an accurate diagnosis is made, and the true factors that cause stress are detected – a customized treatment program can be created. At AIMS, we believe that the patient must be an active participant in his or her own recovery. As the saying goes… “Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”
Treatment options and recommendations may include some of the following:
Everyone deals with stress – both good stress and bad stress. However, if stress seems to be resulting in health symptoms, there are many stress relief techniques available to restore balance on a chemical, muscular and structural level. At AIMS, we specialize in detecting and correcting physical stress factors and chemical stress factors, without drugs or surgery.
Call New Jersey’s own Alternative Integrated Medical Services today at 732-254-5553 and receive a FREE Initial Consultation. Our goal is to provide the most advanced and compassionate pain relief. Our Team of Experts and friendly staff at your local East Brunswick, NJ AIMS Clinic, will help you reduce or eliminate pain and improve function. As our patient, we will teach you how to regain your health with our revolutionary new treatment program.