Stress is a part of everyone’s life. But today’s fast-paced lifestyles paired with current events have us feeling full of anxiety!
A healthy stress response is essential to survival: when we perceive threats, the body “adapts” with a series of physiological changes to reduce the impact. With constant, extreme, or long-term stress the body’s resilience is reduced, and we feel fatigued, anxious, and become vulnerable to infections.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the heart is known as the “king of all organs”, representing self awareness, the ability to connect and live a fulfilling, happy life.
Physiologically, it is the centre of the cardiovascular system – an elaborate network of veins and arteries that flow blood into every area of the body, to ensure that we are oxygenated, nourished and that our hormones and immune response can function properly.