Almost a third of the world's population is overweight. The Netherlands is one of those nations that struggle to shed those extra pounds, despite the fact that maintaining a healthy weight can minimise numerous health risks – including common diseases such as diabetes. A healthy diet, more exercise and sufficient sleep is important for us, but we often fail to acknowledge that. Doctor Merrell-Keijzer offers some valuable support in this process.
For years now, acupuncture has been known to help smokers overcome their addiction. Acupuncture of the ear is especially well known for this treatment. Treating nicotine cravings and other withdrawal syndromes can also be significantly suppressed by general acupuncture as well.
Stress and burnout
Long-term exposure to stress at work or in private circumstances can lead to severe exhaustion. Physical, emotional and mental symptoms are known to occur.
The experience of being completely 'burnt out' can be confronting. Even more so because those affected are often known as being extremely energetic. A burnout means there's not a shred of energy left. Even just climbing the stairs can be a challenge.
In addition to having a predisposition for migraine attacks, these can be triggered by important factors such as stress, diet and fatigue.
Because the coordination between nerve fibres and blood vessels in the brain are disrupted during an attack, the typical throbbing headache is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
Acupuncture is known to have good results in the treatment of migraine.