STRESS, The Stats and Treatment

Stress is a part of our daily lives; however, these situations do not need to impact us physically. A person who is healthy can be in a stressful environment and not be affected negatively.

The Stats:
• 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year – American Psychological Association.
• Approximately 1 out of 75 people may experience panic disorder – National Institutes of Mental Health.
• Stress is a top health concern for U.S. teens between 9th and 12th grade, psychologists say that if they don’t learn healthy ways to manage that stress now, it could have serious long-term health implications – American Psychological Association.
• 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. And 42% say their co-workers need such help – American Institute of Stress.
• Stress levels in the workplace are rising with 6 in 10 workers in major global economies experiencing increased workplace stress. With China (86%) having the highest rise in workplace stress – The Regus Group
• Alarmingly 91% of adult Australians feel stress in at least one important area of their lives. Almost 50% feel very stressed about one part of their life – Lifeline Australia.

Many patients seek acupuncture to treat stress. This is perhaps one of the areas in which acupuncture excels! The treatment involves doing a complete intake to determine the appropriate diagnosis and point prescription for each person. Most patients feel and instant feeling of wellbeing with the first treatment.

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