Stress and anxiety are extremely common in today’s society. The pressure of our everyday lives can often be overwhelming. The effects of stress can cause imbalances such as digestive issues, sleep issues, and decreased immunity. At Bribie Acupuncture we often support clients during stressful periods and help them manage the effects of stress. Stress releases negative chemicals in our body and impairs the body's ability to recover and impairs the immune system. It can contribute to a wide range of symptoms such as weight gain, headaches, digestive disturbances, palpitations, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances and substance abuse. Acupuncture can be used alone or alongside other methods to naturally calm your mind and body. Acupuncture switches the body from the ‘fight or flight’ mode (sympathetic nervous system), into ‘rest and digest’ mode (parasympathetic nervous system).