How to recharge your batteries when they run out!
In recent history women have gained a more equal role in our society, thanks to the efforts of generations of strong and determined people who have given, and are giving, their lives for more justice in what has been perceived as an unbalanced system with inequality for many women.
Today for many of us who have found equality in our lives the issue is now about how to balance these choices with our traditional roles as women. We find that to achieve our ambitions and dreams we are pushing too much, suffering the consequences and paying the price with the impact being on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
The consequences of running out of batteries
Many women arrive at our clinic fatigued, with migraines, insomnia, suffering with conditions or issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, abdominal bloating, constipation and lack of libido.
Some despite only being in their mid 30’s are complaining about what they believe to be the first signs of menopause, night sweats, dry eyes and internal mucous membranes.
Others are nervous, with shortness of breath, both indications of the fact that these women are not accessing the natural and nutritional restorative aspects of their health, or simply, they are not manifesting Yin essence.
Continuing to function with an empty tank drives us into ‘burn out’, which shows up as weakness and lack of vitality, often leading into a loop of continuous effort and exhaustion.
This cycle becomes extremely difficult to stop without a professional specialist’s help.
When we get to this state, it is usual to experience fear and lack of self-confidence, and feel the need to control life situations as much as possible so that unconsciously, everything is under control, with the hope that this will reduce the levels of fear and insecurity.
However, this control freak modus operandi, forces us live life exclusively from the mind. We are unable to anchor ourselves in the body anymore, nor be grounded on the earth, both of which are essential for us to trust and be able to let go of worries. To be fully present in the here and now.
Tools to refuel
In our clinic, specialist Aline Tisato will use a variety of therapeutic “tools” to treat a woman’s body and kick-start into this process.
In more extreme and severe cases that need immediate attention she will use acupuncture, Shiatsu and Tui Na on specific points to “tone” the Yin. But to really help produce lasting, significant physiological changes in women’s bodies, she will teach Taoist self-cultivating practices.
This is one of the most effective tools to regenerate these nutritional energy flows. The practice consists of small daily conscious exercises (in this case tailored to your needs), where you learn how to release tension and stimulate some vital acupuncture points using internal small movements which keep the muscles malleable and flexible so the body fluids are regenerated and kept moving – producing internal moisture.
Deciding intentionally to invest in your health and apply this new integrative routine into your lifestyle, where sleeping and digestion are cared for, and regular “chill out” breathing sessions are also included will reestablish the internal spaces of body and mind and will in turn restore your body into a more efficient metabolism with good blood flow and clearer mind.
Straight from the studio
Women's health - how to recharge your batteries