When someone cuts you off in traffic or goes through a 4-way stop sign before you do even though it was obviously your turn first, how do you react?
Do you ignore it as you would a harmless bug landing on your arm? Or, do you feel your blood pressure rise and view the offender with such disdain that you honk your horn several times and perhaps extend your middle digit at the thoughtless driver?
When we feel negative emotions much of the time, both our mental and physical health can suffer
We all feel angry, irritated, anxious, nervous and mildly depressed from time to time. It’s part of the human experience and there’s nothing wrong with feeling these negative sentiments—from time to time.
But when we feel negative emotions much of the time, both our mental and physical health can suffer. And more than that, nervousness and distemper can harm your spirit.
What is Spirit (Shen) In Chinese Medicine?
In Chinese medicine, spirit (“Shen”) is one of the three treasures (along with Jing and Qi). Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself a spiritual person, ancient Chinese medicine believes that everybody has a spirit.
The health of your “Shen” rules your consciousness, creativity and emotions.
Negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, nervousness and the like can lead to hyperactive Liver Yang. In other words, the Liver has way too much fire. This makes sense considering that the Liver in Chinese medicine theory is responsible for the smooth flow of emotions as well as Qi and blood. Excess stress causes deficiency of Blood in the Heart.
What’s the danger of Blood deficiency in the Heart? Your Shen spirit becomes malnourished. And here’s an interesting crossover between ancient Chinese medicine philosophy and western physiology: Anxiety can cause irregular heartbeat and palpitations, and your Shen is housed in the Heart.
TCM For Calming The Spirit
Without doubt, meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and other forms of mindfulness are essential for managing stress. But for some people, it’s hard to make time for anything but work, running errands, cooking, cleaning, taking care of kids, and other quotidien affairs. Moreover, some people have absolutely no interest in learning how to meditate or practice healing arts.
Regardless if you’re a seasoned meditator or not, there’s one easy thing you can do to calm your spirit.
Our formula contains 10 herbs that helps relax the Heart and calms your Shen. In TCM theory, this formula helps to “anchor Liver Yang,” which means it clears away excess heat.
If you’re feeling on edge and like life is a non-stop roller coaster ride Spirit Calm may help.
As mentioned above, the Liver is the seat of your emotions. And when you have too much heat anchored in the Liver, it’s hard to have a positive outlook. The Liver is notorious for having stagnant heat. This excess heat can travel through the meridians to your head. It’s ironic that in the west, people with short tempers are called “hot-headed.”
Reviews of SpiritCalm
Of the 33 reviews posted on ActiveHerb’s website related to Spirit Calm, the collective rating is 4.8 stars out of 5.
Here’s to your calm spirit….
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