Amy Landolt, LAc. Photo Credit: Organic Headshots
- Jan. 5, 2016
-- The Northshore Acupuncture Center is helping prevent burnout for health care professionals by offering complimentary monthly stress relief treatments. Those in a healing profession - healthcare professionals, counselors, faith leaders - are at increased risk for burnout because of the intensity of their work which includes excessive demands on their time and emotions. According to the CareerBuilder study, The Care Crunch: 2013 Health Care Trends, 56% of health care professionals reported a high rate of burnout among themselves and their colleagues.
Warning signs for burnout include feeling emotionally drained, negative self-talk, making cynical or sarcastic remarks, or having trouble making decisions. There also can be physical side effects such as high blood pressure, headaches, sleeping issues, depression, anxiety or addiction.
"As health care providers, it is easy for us to put our clients' needs above our own. However, not making time to take care of ourselves can lead to burnout and hurts the quality of care we provide our clients in the long run.", says Amy Landolt, Licensed Acupuncturist. "We are offering complimentary stress relief treatments for health care professionals to remind them that they need to take care of themselves first."
"As a busy health care professional it's easy to have times that feel overwhelming. Acupuncture has helped me find calm during these times and restore my sleep," shares Dr. Ewa Schafer, M.D.
The next complimentary group stress relief treatments for healing professionals are on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:00am and Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2:30pm at Northshore Acupuncture Center in Skokie. Space is limited. Additional details about the events can be found online at www.northshoreacupuncturecenter.com
Northshore Acupuncture Center is an acupuncture practice serving the North Shore community. They specialize in helping patients find solutions to a variety of common conditions including insomnia, anxiety, digestive issues, menopausal symptoms, and other stress disorders. They are conveniently located at 5225 Old Orchard Rd in Skokie, just off of I-94.