This can be a difficult question to answer from a general perspective. People’s experiences can vary from a deep sense of well-being and relaxation to the onset of a healing crisis which can be uncomfortable. Often people’s expectations of acupuncture can be quite high and sometimes people think it is a miracle cure. It is important for people to understand that everyone’s response is individual.
We all know sugar is bad for us and recent WHO (World Health Organisation) recommendations now state we should reduce our sugar consumption from 12 Teaspoons per day to 6 Teaspoons approximately 50% to maintain good health. The impact of sugar on our health is starting to rapidly emerge and the long-term effects are becoming apparent such as obesity, diabetes, fertility issues, heart attacks and strokes. Giving up sugar is now an essential goal for any health conscious person.
You may be suffering from a sleep disorder. Sleep is one of the life’s necessities and without it, your overall health and emotional wellbeing can suffer and can simply put you in a bad mood. It can cause cravings for sweet food, tiredness, lethargy, affect your stress levels, cause you to overreact and impair your work performance. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and if you answer yes to at least 2 of the first 8 questions above you may being suffering unnecessarily.
Often we can take our health for granted and don’t take good care of ourselves, leading to minor health concerns, e.g. stress, I.B.S, fertility concerns or headaches, to more serious concerns such as diabetes, strokes and heart attacks. We can avoid or minimise the impact of illnesses on our bodies by adopting an ‘everything in moderation’ approach and incorporating better lifestyle choices into our daily routine can work wonders on restoring harmony and balance to our health.