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Dao Clinic - Dog exhausted after her puppies left


Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive stress, often related to work or caregiving. It can lead to a reduced sense of accomplishment, detachment, cynicism, and diminished interest in daily activities. Burnout may result in various health issues, including fatigue, insomnia, weakened immune function, and depression.

In Chinese medicine, burnout is viewed as an imbalance in the body's energy, or "Qi." Chronic stress and overexertion can deplete the body's Qi, blood, and Yin (restorative, calming) energy, while causing excessive Yang (active, energizing) energy. This imbalance disrupts the harmonious flow of energy through the energy pathways called "meridians," which connect various organs and maintain overall well-being.

To address burnout and its underlying imbalances, Chinese medicine practitioners employ a holistic approach that includes​ Acupuncture, Herbal remedies, Tui Na, Qi Gong and Tai Chi, and Dietary therapy.

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