it is funny how we begin with a clear set of mind for the pursuit of happiness and healthy life , but it happens that we Hold on to our day to day demands and ends up living in a stress environment and anxious for tomorrow.
Stress is your body's response system to help protect you. It causes the release of adrenaline, which allows you to make snap decisions, meet challenges and give you extra alertness. Unfortunately some individuals feel chronic stress, which can take a toll on your cardiovascular system and even cause some depression symptoms.
Anxiety can sometimes be caused by stress, but it is a different type of condition altogether. Anxiety can be compared more closely with fear than stress. When you feel anxiety about something, you engage in a physical response to stimuli that makes you feel afraid or as though you can't face something
In Chinese medicine symptoms are related to imbalance and dysfunction of different organs
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
HEART/SPLEEN QI DEFICIENCY
Preoccupation, obsessive worry, aversion to speak,
Palpitations, insomnia, fatigue, poor appetite, abdominal distention, teeth marks and pale tongue, weak pulse.
LIVER QI STAGNATION affecting the SP
Preoccupation, irritability, moodiness, poor appetite, hypochondriac tightness or pain, muscular tension, fatigue, alternating constipation and loose stools, a pale/dusky tongue, wiry-weak pulse
KIDNEY QI DEFICIENCY
Preoccupation, fear, lower back and knee weakness, lack of sexual desire, frequent urination, cold hands and feet, pale tongue and weak pulse
LUNG QI DEFICIENCY
Preoccupation, rapidly changing moods, sadness and easily feeling grief and loss, inability to “let go”, shortness of breath, fatigue, sweating easily, weak cough, pale tongue, thin coating and thin pulse
Treatment consists of acupuncture sessions, diets adjustment, herbs supplements, breathing exercises, positive triggers reminders, and finding self-goals and motivation.