Trapped Anxiety and Depression and your Body
Depression and anxiety are increasingly on the rise within our society.
In 2015, 8% of Canadians experienced depression, and 12% anxiety symptoms. Pharmaceutical companies are hard at work manufacturing mountains of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications to serve supply and demand for these disorders.
You might find yourself asking, is there another way?
My clinical experience
My area of clinical expertise is in the relationship between imbalanced emotions and our body. People come to me with themes of depression and anxiety disorders, looking for another way to deal with their problem.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Over 5000 years ago the ancient Chinese discovered how each of the vital organs of the body stores particular emotions.
For example, the Lungs hold sadness, despair and depression and the kidneys hold fear and anxiety. And God forbid if you find yourself in an adversity, like in a car accident or failure of any of such vital organs, expression of the most important emotions of yours could be at peril. Either way, none is immune to such adversities, and so, there exist doctors who specialise in a particular field.
The posture of a person with depression will often include a closing of the chest, with rounded shoulders, and they will complain of neck and shoulder pain, and even pain that extends down the arms to the elbows and fingertips.
This posture will also compress the lungs. A person with depression frequently has a very shallow breath pattern, and can often suffer from lung conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, etc.
The Cycle of Creation
As illustrated in this chart, there is a cycle of creation between the organs, each one supporting another. The lungs help the kidneys, so if they are compromised emotionally, and the breath is shallow, this will cause stress to be passed onto the kidneys and accentuate anxiety symptoms.
Breath away your emotions
Learning how to breathe properly is one of the most effective ways of assisting anxiety and depression sufferers. Also, understanding that your emotions affect your body and seeking the deep-seated root of your anxiety and depression will pave the way for cellular memory to release these restrictive, sometimes paralysing, patterns.
Your emotional wellbeing can be effected by different stress situations like a car accident, for example.
To understand more about your emotions, and their effect on your body, book a free meet and greet with Deborra.