I wonder if anyone, on any given day, in any point in time, would say: “We’re living in tough times.” It appears that every subsequent generation accomplishes two things: One, they improve on the problems presented to them by the generation that preceded them, and Two, they create their own problems and escalate them like every generation before them. The problem now is that we live in an age where solitude and privacy are almost non-existent, and on top of that, we are flooded with information and stimulus. It is an assault on our nervous systems and, along with poor dietary choices and the belief that things are worse, puts many into a steady state of fight or flight, exhausting the adrenal glands.
Our bodies are meant to deal with very stressful situations, but only in short bursts or for shorter periods of time. The adrenals will flood the body with adrenaline,
Many Patients report a sense of overwhelm, to me. They don’t seem to have the coping mechanisms to deal with the different levels of stress; financial, physical, diet, emotional/relationship, spiritual and more. I will add another reason for the pandemic levels of succumbing to stress. It is group mentality. We are all connected on some level; a unified organism. We are together, but separate…separate but one. With the aforementioned digital connectivity of the World, today, it is having the effect of making people (consciously or subconsciously) pull away or disconnect. This is not a black or white or on or off issue. We crave connectivity, but on specific levels (or frequencies as some of us might describe).
It is important to balance the stimulation we get from interactions with others, phone usage, TV, computer time, being around power transmitters (any excessive electro magnetic disturbance), negative emotions, overly stimulating foods like sugar and caffeine, etc, with solitude, meditation, quiet time in nature, being silent with a friend or partner. This will ease any sense of overload and allow for the chemicals in our bodies to balance themselves out.
Other ways out of overwhelm, anxiety, depression, lack of purpose, poor energy, apathy, etc:
Counseling, Acupuncture, Cleanses, Meditation, Breath Work, Yoga, Stretching, Journaling, Travel, Classes/Workshops, Art/Creativity, Breaking Habits/Patterns, Permanent Changes to Diet and Neuro-Tapping Techniques (like EFT, NET, Neurolink/NIS, MTT, etc).
I have helped hundreds of people find a sense of calm and focus, which in turn has lead to feeling a sense of purpose and satisfaction in both personal and vocational aspects of life. Find the root or roots of whatever imbalance/complaints/symptoms/signs that are present and treat it with the proper approaches and success will be obtained.
If you would like help or more information on how to deal with any of the issues mentioned above or any chronic health issue that hasn’t responded as well as you’d like to medication or other Western Medical treatments, please contact me at: email@example.com or 774-283-2726.
Paul Gerst L.Ac.