I am still pinching myself over the fact that I am working right now (during a pandemic no less!). It’s been roughly two months since I have returned to work and I am still in awe over the fact that we have been able to keep things moving at almost pre-pandemic levels, despite small changes to the daily treatment routine. (Don’t get me wrong! I am thankful everyday for the fact that I can operate and see each and every one of you at the clinic - even though I have to wear an outfit that makes me look like an extra playing a CDC scientist in a zombie / alien attack apocalypse movie as seen below!)
During my two months back at work, I have made a really interesting observation of almost all the conditions that I have been treating: and that is, most (if not all) of the conditions that I have worked on, no matter how unrelated each of them may seem to each other, stem from your everyday, standard anxiety!
Anxiety is often described in TCM theory as “over-worry” or “over-thinking”...
Wow, has it really been around 2 months since I have been here. I feel a little like an old Rip Van Winkle coming out of a really serious deep nap and blinking away the cobwebs of just staying low while the lords of lockdown decided whether we should pop our heads out and resume life again. Which, by the looks of things, probably means that it's about time to be able to start doing WORK again!
Just as of yesterday, a Directive #2 (it sounds like some really wacky Star Wars order but it actually is a thing) was amended by our public health authorities to allow regulated healthcare practitioners like myself and several others in the alternative and complimentary healthcare fields to GRADUALLY PREPARE to start work again - obviously provided that safety precautions and protocols have been thought about, communicated to patients and actually enacted and placed onto the clinic premises.
So what that actually means in everyday normal person-speak is th...
Hey all. I guess you are feeling a little of the anxiety, the fight, the defiance, the collective empathy and the shared fear of the current situation in the world. It doesn't help that we are all at home (most of us anyway - the real heroes are out there fighting for us each and every second: the nurses, paramedics, cashiers, grocery clerks, bus drivers, cleaners, police, EMS responders, cleaners, doctors....and so many more) feeling cut off from the world. But if there is any one thing I take some comfort in, its knowing that we are not completely alone in this. For the first time in my life I am feeling a sense of a shared "mission" that is calling us as a World Team to come together and fight a common enemy. It's not a super nuke nor a wonderful superpower that we can use to take down the bad guys. But it's a shared camaraderie and a feeling of forming a common alliance that always lifts my spirit when the day feels like its just a little darker than I last remembered.