I am pleased to say that acupuncture, via telemedicine, can treat most common medical issues seen in the treatment room, including cold and flu immunity, allergies, chronic pain, anxiety and more. Learn more and schedule your next appointment virtually by clicking the button below:
Will I ever get out of this house again? How many more months of this? How likely is it that I get sick from COVID19? What about my family? How will this impact my finances? An uncertain future can create anxiety in people and that anxiety can be socially contagious and spread like a virus, causing us to hoard toilet paper, consume too many “immune boosting” supplements, or alternatively make us excessively lethargic and frozen in inaction, for example.
Anxiety and panic are both derived from fear. In Chinese Medicine, fear is the primal survival mechanism we possess and is related to Kidney Energy. It teaches us to avoid dangerous situations, it’s a protective mechanism. When appropriately triggered, we are prepared and thoughtful, but when it goes into overdrive, we experience many physiological changes that we can’t seem to moderate on our own. This can affect our sleep, digestion, mood, and immune system.
Chinese Medicine has centuries old treatment principles to address Kidney Energy, that I am happy to share with you at your next telehealth visit. You can schedule by clicking the button above.
STRESS CAN BE GOOD FOR YOU
There’s nothing more irritating than being told “you shouldn’t stress, it’s bad for your health.” Well, what if stress was good for your health?
Research has shown that plants and herbs that are grown in stressful environments have higher concentrated levels of therapeutic properties or flavor. Essentially, the plants’ response to adverse weather, high altitude, low water intake, is to be even more beautiful, powerful, and beneficial.
The adage “Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” seems particularly true for flora and fauna in the natural world.
Since, we are part of this world, we too, are subject to these laws of nature.
We are living in a stressful time, and we have a unique opportunity to change our mindset regarding stress. Here is a link below, to a Tool Kit developed by Stanford University to ultimately transform our relationship with stress and to use it as an alchemical tool to concentrate our strengths, beauty, and “flavor”:
BE KIND TO YOURSELF & OTHERS
Lower expectations and practice “radical self acceptance.” We are doing so many things, managing households, online learning, illnesses, contacting relatives, and protecting our health all under fear and stress.
“Radical Self Acceptance” is a term that psychologists use to accept everything about yourself, your current situation, and your life without question, judgement, blame, or pushback. There is no road map or precedent for this quarantine, and we are doing the best we can in an impossible situation that is constantly changing.
Remember that everyone is doing the best they can as well so be kind and forgiving of them as well.
Click on the button above for access to last week’s newsletter “Staying Sane Under Quarantine”
Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form, but with repetition, it’s possible to form and maintain new habits. What current behavior would you like to exchange for one that can lead to bigger and better rewards?
Schedule your telehealth visit with Vanina Wolf to learn relaxation techniques to manage stress. Unchecked stress can make your habit worse.