Decatur

Anxious and stressed-out? Stress Relief Tea is here!

Do you feel stressed-out or anxious?  Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?  Are you depressed or just not feeling quite like your usual self? Do you have PMS, cramping or irregular periods? If you answered “yes” to any of these then Stress Relief Tea would be a great herbal formula for you!

Stress Relief Tea is based on the herbal formula Xiao Yao San. Xiao Yao San has been used for over 900 years in China to address issues such as these. With our modern American lifestyle stress, anxiety, depression and sleep issues are at an all time high making Stress Relief Tea sweet relief indeed!

Stress Relief Tea works by acting on the stress pathways in the body. As Americans, we often sit all day at a desk but our bodies are meant to be active. Physical activity keeps the qi flowing which wicks away stress and dampness. Sitting all day and having generally high stress lifestyles we build up excess stress (i.e. cortisol) and that stress wreaks havoc on our bodies and disrupts normal happy hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin. Stress Relief Tea helps the liver to regulate cortisol levels in the body, which in turn helps to balance the other happy hormones while reducing the negative effects of cortisol on the body. Curious about how excess cortisol impacts the body? Here is a great (and very accessible) overview on how chronic stress affects your brain: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-stress-affects-your-brain-madhumita-murgia

So what else makes Stress Relief Tea so special (besides the fact that it tastes great AND it addresses the most common complaints I see in my Decatur GA acupuncture clinic)? For one the actual herbs used. This isn’t your leafy green tea here - IT’S FULL OF ROOTS. These herbs are so dense with healing plant compounds that you can brew the tea bags up to three times for maximum potency! This stuff is no joke - the earth these herbs grow in makes earthworms that are up to 12 inches long.  It is sulfur & sulfite free, sugar free, gluten free, caffeine free. The herbs are tested to make sure that you are only getting the purist stuff. Stress Relief Tea has no caffeine or added sugars. It's chock full of powerful phyto-compounds that heal from the inside out.

If you are ready for some stress relief give me a call at 404-695-0905 and we’ll get you started!  

Acupuncture Offers Natural Relief for PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common endocrine disorder affecting as many as ten percent of women of childbearing age. I frequently treat PCOS in my Decatur, GA acupuncture clinic.

With PCOS the ovaries create many follicles each month without producing an egg. This lack of ovulation makes PCOS one of the most common causes of infertility among women. Other common symptoms of PCOS include missed periods (often for months at a time) or very heavy bleeding. PCOS can also lead to acne and high blood pressure. In some women PCOS can produce elevated androgen hormones levels--including testosterone, resulting in abnormal facial and body hair growth. Some women may develop ovarian cysts and may experience excessive weight gain--despite diet measures and exercise.

The severity of the condition can range from slightly irregular periods to having most or all of the symptoms listed above. Many women discover they have PCOS when trying to become pregnant and discovering they are not ovulating. Western treatment for PCOS can include birth control pills to regulate the cycle, Metformin for insulin resistance, statins for cholesterol and blood pressure medication.

The good news is that acupuncture is an effective treatment for PCOS. Recent research has found acupuncture effective for normalizing hormone levels leading to menstrual regularity, ovulation pattern regularity, and improved overall health. With regard to fertility, research as found that acupuncture with patients who have PCOS resulted in increased pregnancy rates, regulated hormonal secretions, normalized basal body temperature patterns, and increased embryo survival rates.

There are many things that you can do to manage symptoms of PCOS naturally:

  • If you are overweight a 5-10% reduction in weight can dramatically help regulate cycles.
  • My patients receive a unique acupuncture protocol designed specifically to address their specific symptoms and health history.
  • Many women with PCOS have some degree of insulin resistance so it is important to adopt a low glycemic index diet that is based on plenty of vegetables, protein and healthy fats. You must reduce, and ideally eliminate, your intake of refined carbohydrates such as bread and pasta; juices and soda; and sugar. Yes sugar.

Do you have PCOS? Are you ready to restore your hormonal balance? Are you trying to get pregnant and want to ovulate naturally? Call today to schedule your first appointment!