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Stress and Anxiety

Stress & anxiety are the root of many chronic health problems

When we experience stress our bodies respond with a cascade of chemicals designed to help us be alert and primed to deal with the situation.

In prehistoric times, when the human stress response evolved, stressful situations generally required us to react aggressively to a threat or to run away. Our bodies still respond the same way, although those responses are not usually appropriate to the stress we experience on the Tube or in the office. Stress accelerates our heart and breathing, increases blood pressure, inhibits our sexual response and slows down digestion and the bowels.

 

How we will help you

Stress & anxiety are complex, and we all have our own ways of reacting. At the New Medicine Group, we have 300 years of experience between our 15 expert practitioners, and we can offer a range of therapies based on your needs and preferences. For example: acupuncturemindfulnessherbal medicineprovocative therapy, counselling, acupressuresomatic experiencing.

If you’re not sure what would be best for you, call us on 0845 6769699 and we can help you find the treatment for you.

The earlier you address stress or anxiety, the better. Long-term exposure to stress can cause health problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), low libido, insomnia or broken sleepback, shoulder or neck pain, tension headaches or migraines, high blood pressure (hypertension), skin problems, weight gain or loss, fatigue, jaw pain, reproductive problems, immune system suppression (frequent colds, flu or infections), and emotional symptoms such as mood swings and depression.

Prolonged stress may result in chronic suppression of the immune system, leaving the body open to infections. When stress is accompanied by fear or worry, we experience anxiety. Prolonged anxiety can lead to panic attacks, phobias, palpitations, headaches, sexual problems, digestive problems and other symptoms.

 

Take action now

Call us on 0845 6769699 or email us to find out which of our expert practitioners is best suited to helping you. All calls are completely confidential and we will treat you with the respect and sensitivity that you deserve.

You have suffered long enough, act now and contact us.

You may also be interested in our page on breathing pattern disorder.

 

Testimonials

Jane M

I found Bevis a wonderfully sensitive practitioner and guide through a process that I found challenging and revealing.  I came to Somatic Experiencing whilst struggling with the burden and sadness of many 'unexplained' IVF failures and with a long history of stress and anxiety.  The techniques and approach Bevis offered me have resulted in a new sense of personal freedom and ease, they remain part of my daily life.  I would say I feel more comfortable in my skin and we now have a beautiful, laughing boy - joy.      

Vena Ramphal, London

In a city where many health practitioners describe themselves as holistic, I'd say that Stefan's work is truly, and unusually, holistic - treating every aspect of a person.