Over the years of practice, (and in myself), I have noticed that people with anxiety, depression, and insomnia, have "flare-ups". A lot of these correspond with trauma or issues that can get triggered. But hey, guess what stress does? It causes inflammation. In Chinese Medicine, inflammation could be translated as heat.
So for someone with insomnia, they finally have their sleep under control.. and BAM something happens, maybe it's diet or a break up, or a memory, and their insomnia is BACK.
I read such an interesting article the other day in a Naturopathic Medicine Newsletter, that anxiety has been treated with Anti-inflammatory herbs, such as Turmeric, that made sooo much sense to me! I agree!
This has not been proven, but I know as someone who has worked with my own own anxiety naturally, this is true ! It seems to me to be the equivalent of an auto-immune disease which can get triggered, and sometimes has a "mind of it's own". What I mean by that is that we have patterns in our nervous system that take over, they want to keep up safe, Our brain likes familiarity, that releases dopamine, the "feel good" neurotransmitter, even when something is not good for us. Or we are going along in life, thinking everything is fine, and one negative experience can "ruin" it all!
The question is ? How to we find way to heal and regulate ourselves. I recommend so many tools, Neurosculpting, shaking, acupuncture, herbs, essential oils, taking walks and more. These are just a few of my observations and opinions, I am not against medication, it can be the perfect, lovely way to support your body. Long term chronic stress, and anxiety are intense and hard on the body. How can we love ourselves and our bodies more? Answer below if you wish to.
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