It is important to identify the source of the stress and try to tackle it. It is important to eat a good diet, get plenty of sleep, and always find time to relax. Meditation and mindfulness exercises will help, and so can acupuncture and tuina massage. Herbal medicines will induce calm. Chinese medicinal herbs such as Suan Zao Ren (Semen Ziziphi Spinosae), Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri), Bai Zi Ren (Semen Platycladi), Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae) and Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae) may be prescribed.

Stress can manifest in different ways, and may present with a wide variety of symptoms.

Physical:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest pain and palpitations
  • Reduced libido.

Mental/Emotional:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Lack of concentration
  • Memory problems
  • Indicisiveness
  • Feeling of being overwhelmed.

Dealing with stress can be difficult, but it is important to realise you are not alone and to seek help. Talking with friends, family or professionals can help to relieve the burden of “carrying around” problems. Set small achieveable goals to tackle obstacles which may be causing you problems. Focus on the “now” or the present moment, and only on things that you can change, instead of diverting your energy into things you cannot change. Avoid resorting to alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and gambling as a means of relieving your stress. These will only exacerbate negative feelings and have a greater impact on your physical and mental health in the long term.

If you wish to enquire about purchasing Chinese Herbal Medicines to help this condition please email us at info@asante-academy.com