mental health
LIFE SYNERGY

Mental Health

People suffering with anxiety are likely to experience symptoms of more than one type of anxiety condition and many may experience depression as well. Symptoms may not go away on their own and if they are left untreated, they can start to impact your life and well-being.

Stress is a natural human response from our body’s automatic nervous system and is a helpful and useful response if our lives were in danger or at risk- stress is what helps the appropriate actions follow. It is often described as a feeling of:

Although stress is helpful at helping us out of danger, excessive, ongoing, reoccurring or constant stress is harmful to the body and the mind and can cause us to experience the below symptoms:

There will be a number of triggers that will raise our stress levels and it helps if we can identify these as they arise. Recognising the triggers can be like the body warning sign much like a car’s petrol light letting the driver know they are low in petrol. Some triggers could present as late nights, over or under eating, teeth grinding, tight jaw or feeling irritable or short tempered.

Australia's Psychology Organisation suggests establishing the following can be highly beneficial towards stress.

Feelings of Anxiety can sometimes be hard to identify. In today’s society, it is not uncommon to lead a busy or stressful life with our daily schedules full of work, family and social commitments. In this fast-paced society, it is not uncommon for people to feel like they are over reacting when in fact they could be suffering from anxiety and need support.

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in five men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life.

The following are a number of different types of anxiety disorders:

People suffering with anxiety are likely to experience symptoms of more than one type of anxiety condition and many may experience depression as well. Symptoms may not go away on their own and if they are left untreated, they can start to impact your life and well-being.

Acupuncture is an ancient healing system utilised throughout the world for over 3,500 years. Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the treatment of specific acupuncture points located on energy pathways called meridians throughout the body.

 

Energy, or ‘Qi’ flows along the meridians to promote optimal function and balance in the body. Internal and external influences can block or damage this flow resulting in pain, disease or emotional imbalance. Each acupuncture point has a specific action and is carefully selected as part of your individually tailored treatment plan to remove blockages, increase circulation and stimulate the nervous system. By regulating the Qi, balance is achieved, ultimately restoring the function and health of the body, mind and soul.

Extremely fine needles are placed on the acupuncture points located on the meridian channels that run throughout the body. Commonly the needles aren’t felt at all. Instead, an experience of feeling light and deeply relaxed during treatments with an enhanced feeling of well-being are experienced following treatment. At Life Synergy we often incorporate body work or Chinese massage as an adjunct to acupuncture to enhance the treatment effects by stimulating circulation and allowing the body to relax optimally.