Covid19: Hard to Digest

When we are hit every moment of every day the unrelenting news about Corona Virus, our stomach and small intestine have a hard time doing their normal job.

Our stomach is our workhouse–it breaks up the food into a mush so the small intestine can carry nutrients to all our cells.

The small intestine, in Chinese Medicine, is referred to as “the sorter of the pure and impure.” This not only applies to food but our emotions and ideas as well. It is responsible for our mental processes. When people are overwhelmed, it’s common to forget words, phrases–sometimes like looking for a needle in the haystack.

While meditation is probably the most important thing we can do for ourselves, learning Emotional Freedom Technique can be a lifesaver. Tapping specific acupuncture points is tantamount to giving yourself a treatment. YouTube has many videos and information is plentiful on Google.

At times like this, when our practitioners’ clinics are closed, it’s possible and advisable to take matters into our own hands.

Important to be aware of the foods that bother us and to stay away from them or use EFT to help resolve sensitivities. For those with tender digestive systems, try avoiding gluten. It’s often a trigger for those with compromised immune systems. Most of us have at least one box of baking soda in our cupboard–one teaspoon in a glass of water can often give instant relief with bloating, belching and stomach cramps.

When all else fails, get in touch with your practitioner and ask if they can do a FaceTime session with you but be aware, insurance doesn’t cover distance work.

410 384 9183

Alexis Rotella, M.Ac.

Jade Spring Health Center

Arnold, Md.