Navigating Mental Health Naturally
What are your emotions telling you about your life and your body?
When your emotions arise - how do you respond? Mental health is becoming more discussed and destigmatized. Chinese Medicine is a profound system that considers the emotional, mental, and spiritual components of the whole person when diagnosing and treating. Chinese medicine looks at the quality of the emotions and ties them to both nature and the human.
Did you know that anger is associated with the spring? It is connected to the Liver and Gallbladder organs and channels and creates physical symptoms when the qi is not flowing. The Liver governs the smooth flow of qi in the body. It is responsible for the stress response when we get blocked and frustrated, especially right before your period.
Navigating mental health naturally means fostering awareness and mindfulness. It is the willingness to get quiet and observe what is coming up. It is about developing emotional resilience, active stress reduction, and non-superficial self care.
Did you know there is acupressure for emotional processing? When you’re in a stressed and heightened state- it is easy to become disconnected from the body. Imagine carving out a quiet space for yourself and gently focusing on specific points in the body designed for dealing with specific emotions like anger, sadness, or fear.
You are not your emotions. You are a whole person experiencing an emotion. And Chinese Medicine has the means to strengthen the organ systems and allow for emotions to come and go without them stagnating in the body and mind.
Want to learn more about TCM correspondences between emotions and organs? Learn how to shift your mindset and perspective? Engage in no-fluff meaningful self care? Be at peace with your emotions?
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