Can Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Help Burn Out?
A common side effect of our modern, busy lives is chronic stress and eventually burn out. At Village Remedies acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine clinic in Balmain, Sydney, we see plenty of people who have been on the go for a long time, juggling busy work schedules and family demands. Eventually this can lead us to feel symptoms of burn out.
Some symptoms can include:
You feel tired all the time
Lowered immunity, easily coming down with something
Lingering aches and pains
How Can Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Help With Burn Out & Stress?
Prolonged stress, without appropriate recovery, will cause your body to constantly be in a sympathetic dominant nervous system (also known as fight or flight state) which will impair the function of your parasympathetic nervous system (also known as rest and digest state). From a Chinese medicine perspective, activity needs to be balanced out with the right rest and recovery, and when we’re busy, overworked and over stressed for a long time, this will eventually deplete our reserves.
When working with burn out, we use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help your body more effectively switch out of that fight or flight dominant state and into that rest, digest and recover state. If we can do this at the right frequency, it’s just like working out, your body gets stronger and fitter taking you there. Then, if you’re recovering better when you sleep and absorbing more of what you need from your food, your body can gradually rebuild reserves.
Obviously we can’t magic away the stress and sometimes, you don’t have much control over what’s happening or what you’re dealing, but our goal is to help have a better buffer to all that’s going on.