Chronic disease in Chinese Medicine is associated with ‘burnout’ or adrenal fatigue. It is caused by a long term illness or state of stress resulting in a depletion of yang (vital energy and warmth), yin (water) and blood (nourishment) leaving you feeling lethargic and uninspired.
Many chronic conditions can be traced back to a significant event in one’s life after which you may feel you have never fully returned to health, for example contracting an acute illness such as glandular fever or experiencing a dramatic emotional upheaval. Traditionally this is known as a lingering pathogen, where the body continues to be affected by the energetic imprint of an illness or event.
You may not have had a “I’ve never been right since….” moment, rather you are just feeling the effects of a long-term busy lifestyle filled with late nights, inadequate nutrition and high stress days. This pattern of adrenal fatigue also fits into the category of chronic “dis-ease”.
There is much that can be done to improve how you are feeling emotionally and functioning both mentally and physically.
Chinese Medicine’s treatment of chronic disease is highly restorative, it nourishes the body and soul while allowing for the release of any debris that may impede health. We recognise the long-term effects that sub optimal health has on the mind and spirit and as such will always treat holistically to restore you back to full vitality.
Chinese Medicine can assist in the treatment of:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Auto-immune disease (for example rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Lingering viral infections (for example glandular fever and shingles)
- Malarial diseases and other parasitic infections
- General burn out from our crazy western lifestyle