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Stress and Anxiety

~~If you suffer from Stress and Anxiety symptoms, a safe drug free alternative may be closer at hand than you would expect.

With the ever increasing pace of life in the 21st century, the physical and emotional symptoms created by stress and anxiety are a very common occurrence. Symptoms may be as minor as tension in the upper back and shoulders, headaches and migraines or IBS. They may also get much more severe to the point of heart palpitations, chest tightness, numbness in the hands and arms and feeling a complete loss of control.

We will all experience stress and anxiety to a different degree in our lifetime, but it’s how we deal with these symptoms that will dictate how they affect our life and the lives of the people around us. Finding the best course of action and the right level of support may be our greatest challenge when dealing with stress. For several decades, drugs have been the most frequently used treatment for stress and anxiety. While this may be an effective solution for some, more people are seeking alternative treatment without the associated side effects of pharmaceuticals. A qualified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine can provide several non-invasive treatment alternatives.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been in practice for more than 3000 years and has the potential to create drastic improvements in a large diversity of conditions including stress and anxiety. At an initial consultation, a Doctor of TCM will perform an individual assessment to identify any imbalances that may be present. An initial consultation will last 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on the individual. Following an initial consultation, treatments options are discussed, which may include one or more of the following: acupuncture, herbal remedies, and lifestyle and food modifications.

Dr. Blair Martin is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine who has been in practice with Edson Family Chiropractic and Natural Health for the past 10 years. During this time he has helped patients with a diverse range of health issues from aches and pains, headaches, migraines, insomnia, PMS, Menopause, IBS and various emotional conditions.

Acupuncture can be a very pain free, relaxing experience that many people do not consider due to a fear of needles. Acupuncture uses very fine sterile needles placed at specific locations and is quite pleasant to many people. While acupuncture is a common treatment option with TCM, many alternatives are also available that do not involve needles.

If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms or stress and anxiety and are looking for a safe drug free treatment plan, contact Edson Family Chiropractic and Natural Health and make an appointment today!

By Dr. Blair Martin, DTCM, R.Ac.

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