STRESS AND ANXIETY
Stress and Anxiety should both respond well to our no needle Guided Home Electroacupuncture Treatment. We know that electrostimulation at certain frequencies and over certain points improves the balance of the autonomic nervous system, which has multiple beneficial effects in the body, including reducing stress.
If stress and anxiety trouble you, then we strongly suggest you try the ‘breathing trainer’ on our HRV page for several days. Following the breathing pattern of the trainer will slow your breathing down and this leads to a number of major benefits to the body. The main one is that it will reduce the sympathetic activity of the autonomic nervous system (this is the ‘fight or flight’ part of the ANS) which keeps us in a state of high alert and leads to stress and anxiety and many chronic diseases. Slowing your breathing damps down this state of hyper alertness and reduces stress.
For many people following the breathing pattern will be enough, but if you feel you need more help, then using a digital treatment unit will reduce the excitability of the sympathetic system
This research group, at the University of Leeds, also noted “Ageing is associated with changes in autonomic nervous system function and is characterized by increases in sympathetic and decreases in parasympathetic nervous activity. Such autonomic changes can be detrimental to heart function, emotion, mood and gut function, and may play a role in a range of conditions that increase in prevalence with ageing, including heart failure, hypertension and depression”. They have put forward the idea these changes could be modified by regular electrostimulation of points on the ear.
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