Today, women are living extremely stressful lives as they balance an array of ever growing responsibilities ranging from family life, relationships and children to career and work, leaving little time for self care. Chronic stress can manifest in many ways including: insomnia, chronic fatigue, anxiety and/or depression.
When the body is under chronic stress, both stress hormones, and reproductive hormones can become out of balance. Testing and treating adrenal hormones is a priority, as is increasing hours of sleep, improving nutrition and learning better self-care. It is essential to find ways to maintain balance in our busy lives – whether it be a regular yoga class, time every day for a walk, or learning breathing exercises to help maintain a calm state under stressful circumstances.
Gestalt therapy is a holistic approach that considers all factors of your life that may be causing stress. Unfortunately, many stressors are out of our control. This psychotherapeutic method can help you build awareness and understanding of how the choices you do have impact your life. This lays the foundation for making changes that are from a place of self-acceptance.
Acupuncture is one of the quickest ways to calm down the nervous system and reduce stress. Regular acupuncture treatments can release muscle tension related to stress, improve your mood and also support optimal hormone balance.