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  • Olga V.Ways, DOM, AP, Dipl. OM

Stress factor in the modern society – can Oriental Medicine help?

In the current fast paced, more demanding than ever individual, social and work lives many people report increased stress levels in their lives. It is important to note that even though feeling of stress is our normal response to the negative situations in the surrounding environment, prolonged stress has a strong potential to cause negative physical changes and be detrimental to our health. Common stress associated complaints include headaches, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, high blood pressure, decreased immune system with frequent colds, pain, and difficulty to maintain a healthy weight. At the same time, billions of dollars are spent every year on the anti-aging procedures in the effort to look younger, more beautiful and thinner. It is not a secret that state of physical health, emotions is reflected on our skin, particularly our face. We look our best when we are healthy inside!

Oriental Medicine has been practiced for over 2,500 years with an increasing popularity in the West due to its holistic, whole person approach to successfully identifying and treating a great number of health conditions. With BALANCE at a heart of its medical philosophy, Oriental Medicine practitioners not only have the knowledge to help produce an overall rejuvenating effect through the cosmetic acupuncture techniques, but help their patients develop healthy responses to stress utilizing acupuncture, herbal medicinal, tuina (type of massage), exercise (Qi Gong), dietary therapy in effort to prevent or eliminate physical disease.

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