During this pandemic, it is considered normal to feel stress and anxious. Although for some, this feeling can be overwhelming. It is by far not helping with health preservation that very much needed especially during pandemic and flu season both altogether.
Stress and anxious can worsen some existing condition, as well as our immune system. During the pandemic situation like this most people seek substance usage for dealing with their emotion, which is not a good solution either.
The symptoms that caused by stress ad anxiety can be vary, one symptom leads to another. For example, the stress of working from home and sit in front of your screen for a long period of time can lead to headache, neck pain or tight shoulder, overly tired feeling, irritable and more. It is one big circle with no ends, because it triggers one another.
Other symptoms you might experience (it is not limited to these list) are:
- Acid reflux
- Decrease or increase (unhealthy) appetite
- Bloating, nausea feeling
- Poor memory
- Feel unnecessary sad most of the time
- Feeling unwell overall (under the weather, feels like getting sick, etc)
- And more
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are a few syndrome differentiation or pattern that we will take a look, everyone are different, each condition is different even under the western medicine term “stress” it looks similar, and also the treatment plan is going to be different as well.
Reducing the stress and smooth the energy flow, calming the mind are generally the goal of the treatment. It is will affect the overall body and mind wellness, and it will indirectly benefit the immune system.
There are a few physical stress relief