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Dao Clinic - Rabbit over a laying cat causing it stress and anxiety


Anxiety is a persistent feeling of worry, fear, or unease that can interfere with daily functioning. It may be generalized or specific to certain situations or triggers.

An anxiety crisis, or panic attack, is a sudden, intense surge of anxiety characterized by symptoms such as rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, chest pain, and dizziness. These episodes can be debilitating and distressing.

In Chinese medicine, anxiety is viewed as a symptom of an underlying imbalance in the body's energy, or "Qi." This imbalance can cause disruption in the flow of Qi through the energy pathways called "meridians," which connect various organs and maintain harmony in the body. Anxiety is often associated with imbalances in the heart, spleen, and liver, as these organs play crucial roles in regulating emotions and mental well-being.

To address anxiety and its root causes, Chinese medicine practitioners use a holistic approach that includes:

  1. Acupuncture: By stimulating specific points along the meridians, acupuncture helps regulate and balance the flow of Qi, alleviating anxiety and promoting relaxation.

  2. Herbal remedies: Customized Chinese herbal formulas can nourish and strengthen the organs, Qi, and blood, addressing the underlying imbalances that contribute to anxiety.

  3. Tui Na massage: This therapeutic massage technique stimulates acupressure points and meridians, encouraging the flow of Qi and relieving anxiety.

  4. Qi Gong and Tai Chi: These gentle exercises combine movement, meditation, and breath control to enhance the flow of Qi, promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety.

  5. Dietary therapy: A balanced diet, based on individual needs

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