It’s Valentine’s Day: Let’s talk about the Heart

It’s Valentine’s Day: Let’s talk about the Heart

And while we’re at it, let’s talk about your libido.

Valentine’s Day is coming, and for some people, it brings with it a celebration of love and romance. But for others, romance is the last thing on their minds.

In Chinese Medicine, The Heart belongs to the Fire Element. It stores the spirit, and the emotion associated with the Heart is Joy. It also refers to excitement. It’s the very first thing that we diagnose: even on the phone: We know when someone communicates clearly, and there’s a shine in their eyes. 

Emotions and the body aren’t thought of as separate entities: they’re on an endless feedback loop: Emotions affect the body, and the body affects the emotions. Too little joy- a broken heart can impact the Heart. Too much joy (what’s that?- excess excitement- too much stimulation) is depleting and not sustainable). 

In Chinese Medicine, the Heart is the Grand Communicator in the body, pumping blood and reaching every organ. And it also spreads warm, loving joy. This extends to romantic love. 

If you have a low sex drive or no sex drive, the pressure to be romantic makes Valentines’ Day uncomfortable. You may want to express how much you care, but you just don’t feel it. “Normal” life is stressful. But Pandemic life is barely manageable for many. 

Maybe this Valentine’s Day, we can focus on loving ourselves by softening our hearts. Lay down and feel your body- focus on your chest. Maybe lay over a bolster to open your chest. Zoom life is causing us all to slump, which literally contributes to depression. Opening the chest is a lovely and spirit-lifting way to counteract this.

Are you clenching your jaw? Can you breathe deeply and soften? 

Imagine this heart space as open. 

This year, by focusing on nourishing and loving ourselves- warts and all, we can then spread that love: to our partners, families, communities, and the world. 

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Also Supports Your Libido. 

Acupuncture can’t get you a date on Valentine’s Day, and it can’t call a sitter for the kids, but acupuncture can help your Valentine’s Day in many ways. 

Acupuncture directly addresses the cause of your low libido by:

  • Relieving addictions and reducing cravings.
  • Reducing the symptoms of stress and rebalancing your body.
  • Helping your children sleep.
  • Relieving anxiety and depression.
  • Relieving insomnia.
  • Addressing a long list of libido-killing physical complaints, from vaginal dryness, erectile dysfunction, and low testosterone to chronic pain, hypothyroidism, and others.

Most of all, acupuncture boosts your energy and builds a feeling of vitality. So enjoy a Valentine’s Day celebration with your sweetheart with energy and excitement. Call for an appointment today.