Stress Relief Specialist

Release Integrative Medicine

Tim Eng, LAc

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine & Pain & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Schrafft Center, Charlestown, MA

Stress is a natural response of your body to the various demands you place on it. Though stress isn’t always negative, it can affect your overall health and well-being. Tim Eng, LAc, CSMA®, at Release Integrative Medicine in Charlestown, Massachusetts, understands the positives and negatives of stress and provides stress relief treatments to alleviate the negative effects stress has on your health and body. For effective stress relief treatment, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Stress Relief Q & A

What is stress?

Stress is your body’s mechanism for managing life demands. In ancient times, your stress response, also called fight or flight, provided the energy needed to preserve life during difficult situations.

Unfortunately, modern-day stress is considerably higher, more frequent, and more consistent than the stress endured by your predecessors. Though stress isn’t always a bad thing, it’s important to know the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress.

Healthy stress is short-lived and keeps you alert and motivated. It also supports your body’s strength and vitality.

What are the symptoms of unhealthy stress?

Unhealthy stress responses may cause your body to work harder than it needs to, which triggers physical and mental health issues.

Symptoms that may indicate you’re having an unhealthy response to stress include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Depressed immune system
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Joint pain
  • Weight problems


Release Integrative Medicine understands the effects chronic stress has on your body and health and offers stress relief treatments to restore balance and improve your health.

What can I expect during a stress relief consultation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in for a stress relief consultation at Release Integrative Medicine. During your exam, your provider asks detailed questions about your health history, daily activities, and symptoms, and then performs a physical exam.

In traditional Chinese medicine, stress affects the body by depleting or blocking the flow of Qi, or vital energy, especially to the kidneys and adrenal glands. Qi provides the power and nourishment that supports normal body functions.

If Qi is blocked or inadequate, the body and organ systems become stressed, compromising your health.

What are stress relief treatments?

Release Integrative Medicine develops individualized stress relief treatment plans based on the root cause and effect of your stress. Your stress relief treatments may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Frequency specific microcurrent or photo therapy
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Chinese botanical medicine
  • Exercise prescription
  • Meditation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Sleep program


Your provider at Release Integrative Medicine also encourages you to include activities you enjoy into your daily routine to help reduce stress and improve your overall health and well-being.

To schedule your stress relief consultation, call the office or book online today.