Natural stress management Brisbane

During the course of our life, we have all encountered some form of stress: some might experience severe stress and others mild stress. Stress is a normal part of our lives - it can help get us through the day and even help energize us to achieve things we might otherwise not have. But like anything, too much is a bad thing and without effective treatment for stress, we can damage our health and our body.

According to the National Health Survey (2009), 1 in 3 adults suffers from moderate to extreme stress, 60% of those with high levels of stress were women. Thirty-four percent of adults experiencing stress reported using medication to assist with stress management. Of those using medication, 22% used sleeping tablets and 20% used medication for anxiety or nerves.

Need help with stress and anxiety? Our experienced natural health team, including naturopath and TCM practitioners, offers a range of natural stress management solutions.

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What is stress?

But what exactly is stress? And what is anxiety? Stress is the reaction we, or our body, feel when there has been some type of change that we have to come to terms with, or respond to, either physically, mentally or emotionally. It may occur when we compare the image of ourselves to the reality of ourselves, opposing forces are created, and our mind tries to match the created image with the current situation. Stress can be the result of a situation or thought that creates feelings of frustration, anxiety, nervousness or anger. Anxiety is the feeling of fear, unease, and worry.

The source of these symptoms is not always known and maybe with present or absence of psychological.

Stress is caused by an existing stress-causing factor termed a 'stressor'. Dealing with a change of job, caring for an ill loved one, packing for a family holiday or planning a friends birthday celebration are all potential sources of stress. Factors which may not normally cause concern can become overwhelming when a person is experiencing extended periods of stress or anxiety. We're all individuals and we have our own unique way of coping and stress management. To remain on top of life we all need to find effective natural stress management techniques and natural anxiety treatment, without using medication.

Dealing with stress

The fact is that you can do something about the stress and anxiety in your life, and the good news is there are effective natural remedies for stress. The Health and Healing Wellness Centre are able to offer are a range of natural alternative anxiety treatment and stress management.

Acupuncture stress management, stress relief techniques, vitamins for stress, relaxation techniques and other natural remedies for stress all offer alternative ways to relieve stress than using conventional medications and pain relief.

Some people use a combination of natural stress relief and conventional treatments, while others find through natural stress relief they are able to completely cease using conventional ways to relieve stress.

So we've been told stress is a normal fact of life - causes of stress

Before we discuss treatment for stress or anxiety it may be beneficial to gain a better understanding of the main causes of stress.

Life crises

Research has proven that the experiences we encounter over the years are likely to cause diseases which would not manifest until later on in life if we do not find effective ways to relieve stress. Research into the impact of major life stresses is well established and recommends the development of effective stress management strategies.

  • The death of a spouse or a loved one causes the highest level of stress, followed by divorce and marital separation.
  • The conflicts intertwined with relationships with people close cause the most ongoing stress.

Social networks disintegration

Relationships have been proven to be one of the more important aspects of our human life, especially to our psychological and physical well-being. Thus if someone who you truly cherish, leaves or passes away, your social network begins to disintegrate, as we feel loneliness take over our lives. This is because as humans, we need the warmth and love that relationships bring to us.

Occupational stress

As humans, most of our time in life is spent working as compared to any other activity. Occupational stress is a result of a factor or combinations of factors at work. It interacts with the worker to disrupt their psychological or physical wellbeing. It can be caused by a number of factors including:

  • Work overload, coming from an overload of what the worker is expected to do. It may also be the ambiguity of the task required of the worker.
  • Stimulus under load happens when there are not enough tasks for the worker to undertake. It can cause job dissatisfaction, post-traumatic stress syndrome, an increase in the level of cholesterol, increased heart rate, excessive smoking which could lead to an increased risk of having heart diseases.

Drugs can worsen symptoms of stress

Some medications which can exasperate stress symptoms include:

  • some inhaler medicines used to treat asthma
  • Thyroid drugs
  • some diet pills
  • some cold remedies

Other substances that can cause or make symptoms of stress and anxiety worse include caffeine, cocaine, alcohol and tobacco products.

What are the consequences of not seeking treatment for stress?

  • Diseases - stress has been the consequence for 50-80% of diseases.
  • Insomnia - the inability to fall asleep.
  • Hypertension - high blood pressure, which could lead to lethal complications.
  • Ageing - research has proven that people age faster when they experience more stress.
  • Anxiety Disorder - when feelings of stress and anxiety happen often.

Other problems where stress may be present are an obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Natural remedies for stress

At the Health and Healing Wellness Centre, our natural health professionals have stress management experience across a range of natural therapy disciplines. Our team is able to help you identify stress triggers and will evaluate your personal stressors. From this they will develop a personal stress management plan, this may include natural stress relief techniques and anxiety treatments without medication, such as acupuncture stress management , relaxation techniques, vitamins for stress, herbal remedies for anxiety and naturopathy for stress relief .

Contact our experienced natural health team for holistic treatment for stress on 07 3857 8887 or complete our online appointment request today.

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Greg Bantick
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Fertility & Pregnancy Care, Pain Management, Remedial Massage, Stress Management, Women's Health

Greg Bantick has been in practice since 1975 in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has particular interests in dermatology, digestive, mood and auto-immune disorders. He is registered as a Chinese herbalist, pharmacist and acupuncturist with AHPRA CMR0001733690.

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Tina White
Anti-Ageing, Acupuncture, Biomesotherapy, Energetic Facial Release, Fertility & Pregnancy Care, Iridology, Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine

Tina has over 30 year’s clinical practice in natural therapies. As a practitioner in naturopathy and acupuncture, Tina has remarkable insight coupled with a caring nature and is a beacon of hope for those she cares for.

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Zoe Buchanan
Lipomassage,Remedial Massage,Ultrasound Lipo-Cavitation

Zoe is a registered Remedial Therapist and is also trained in Endermologie and Ultrasound Lipo-Cavitation. She has practised in Brisbane and Gold Coast for over 10 years.

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