Loss hurts. It takes your breath away, pains your heart, and leaves you feeling empty. Unfortunately, it is something everyone deals with at some point. So, I thought I would talk about some ways traditional Chinese medicine can make the grieving process a little easier and a little less painful.
First of all, sadness and grieving are a natural and healthy response to loss. The emotions must be expressed so that they can be let go. Emotions only become harmful when they are long lasting, very intense, or not expressed.
How do I know when my sadness is damaging? In Chinese medicine, sadness weakens the Lungs via the Heart. Grief and regret also have the same effect. This Lung weakness can manifest as breathlessness, discomfort in the chest, tiredness, deep sighing, crying, or a weak pulse. If these symptoms and emotional states continue for months or years, then they become a cause of disease.
So, what can I do to help process my grief?
Not fully processing grief impacts every part of your being. Traditional Chinese medicine helps you not get stuck. It offers us many ways to deal with sadness, regret, and the grieving process in a healthy way.
If you're feeling stuck in your grieving, please consider adding acupuncture to your self care routine. It might be just what your body and soul need to heal. More specific questions? Let me know. I'm here to help!
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