Anxiety and Stress
Stress is your body’s response to threatening situations and anxiety is part of the ‘fight or flight’ response to stress – when the mind and body go on alert. Prolonged stress can lead to physical and emotional symptoms such as:
- anger, irritability, frustration
- stiffness in the muscles, commonly neck and shoulders
- trouble sleeping
- irregular menstrual cycle
- premenstrual symptoms, moodiness, breast distension, bloating
- migraine or tension headaches
- chest constriction, anxiety
- frequent sighing
- gastrointestinal disorders
- poor concentration
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Stefan Chmelik – New Medicine Group practitioner of Chinese medicine and acupuncture – deals with the effects of stress every day in his clinic. This is what has led him to create SENSATE – a world-first wearable device which solves the problem of having too-little time to relax, by providing the pleasurable benefits of meditation to enhance wellbeing and reduce stress on the spot.
In addition to using SENSATE, Stefan always recommends Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for relief from the symptoms of stress. These work best when used together and can create lasting results.
Panic attacks – sudden surges of intense anxiety – may occur at random. They are usually accompanied by disturbing bodily sensations and are often so intense that they interfere with daily activities. About one in ten people suffers from intense anxiety, irrational fears, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive behaviour at some point in life.
Do you need help with Anxiety in London?
Stefan Chmelik, one of the UK’s most experienced practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, see clients at 10a Upper Wimpole Street, in the heart of London’s Harley Street medical district.