Treatment of stress with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Treatment of stress with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on a holistic approach that considers the interconnectedness of the body’s systems. In TCM, stress is seen as a disharmony in the energy (or Qi) of the different organs and systems of the body. Stress can arise from many factors like personal and work conflicts, too much or too little work, difficulty in maintaining work/life balance, inadequate sleep and others.

Prolonged stress ultimately leads to various physical symptoms: back and neck pain, depression, headache, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal symptoms, migraines, premenstrual syndrome and others.

Dr. Maria Butollo, a TCM specialist with long experience in the treatment of stress with TCM, combines several techniques of the Traditional Chinese Medicine to harmonize the mental energy of the body and easy the physical symptoms of stress. Each treatment plan is tailored to the patient´s unique energy pattern of imbalance and may consists of a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine and/or nutritional TCM therapy to soothe stress and its signs.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to harmonize the flow of energy in the different systems of the body and promote balance and wellbeing.

Individual treatment plans with TCM for stress

Herbal medicine is another very effective cornerstone of TCM treatment for stress. Dr. Butollo may prescribe herbal formulas tailored to each individual’s unique patterns, which may include herbs with properties that soothe stress, reduce pain, or regulate sleep.

Dietary therapy is very helpful in the TCM treatment of stress. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment of stress emphasizes the importance of eating according to one’s constitution and the seasons of the year.

In addition to acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary therapy, Dr. Butollo may also offer lifestyle recommendations to support relaxation. This may include practices such as meditation and other exercises to promote overall well-being.

Overall, by supporting the body’s natural healing mechanisms, treatment of stress with Traditional Chinese Medicine is an excellent approach that aims to restore balance and harmony for optimal health and wellbeing.