Many factors can cause stagnation in your body. Some of which you may have no control over, such as your environment. In major metropolitan cities like Long Beach, CA, you are often exposed to pollutants or toxins like smoke and other waste products. These aren’t the only forms in which your body can become stagnant. People with sedentary lifestyles or working hours sitting in front of a screen can develop poor circulation, contributing to stagnation in different body areas.
Stagnation can lead to various health issues. In this article, we’ll explore how stagnation can affect your body.
Poor Blood Circulation
Stagnation may impede the smooth flow of blood. This can affect your body in a few ways. It can contribute to muscle cramps, muscle pain, fatigue, and an accumulation of toxins. This accumulation may increase stress on organs that manage your body’s natural detoxification. It can potentially affect your overall health and wellness.
If you often find yourself sitting stationary for long periods of time, it’s a good idea to stand and stretch once every hour to help mitigate some of the stagnation. That being said, some people may need help with improving their blood circulation and removing the accumulation of toxins.
Herbal teas and remedies can help with detoxification. An herbalist may recommend teas or supplements that include dandelion, spirulina, or turmeric. Cupping therapy may help with improving circulation in areas affected by stagnation.
Stagnation may result in limited flexibility and tension. This can result from your lifestyle or simply due to poor circulation. With poor circulation, the muscles may not receive enough oxygen to recover properly. This can contribute to muscle discomfort and pain.
Cupping therapy can target affected areas to help manage some of the symptoms caused by stagnation. Massage therapy may be used to provide pain relief and reduce tension in the muscles while promoting relaxation.
Lack of Energy
It is believed that stagnation can lead to feelings of fatigue and tiredness. This fatigue can result in your body feeling slow or heavy, while your mind may feel foggy or muddled. This may affect your ability to concentrate or cause you to have a poor memory. It is believed that optimal blood flow and energy circulation are necessary for ideal cognitive function and overall mental well-being.
For a quick boost of natural energy and help with detoxification, we at SOHMA Integrative Medicine in Long Beach offer Myer’s cocktail IV therapy.
A Slowed Immune Response
It is said that high levels of stagnation may compromise the body’s immune system. This may result in a delayed response when fighting off pathogens. Our immune system is our primary form of defense from infections. When it’s not functioning properly, it may cause you to get sick more often. It is believed to be necessary for the optimal function of the immune system so that the body has proper circulation.
Many herbal supplements may boost your immune system’s functions. You can consult a herbalist to develop a personalized plan to improve your immune system. IV therapy may also assist in giving your immune system a boost in efficiency.
Stagnation may frequently be a contributing factor when feeling frustrated or if you are easily irritated. These feelings of frustration and irritability may lead to an emotional imbalance. It may result in increasing your heart rate, fatigue, and stress. Practices promoting movement and flow are sometimes recommended to help manage your emotional well-being.
Practicing Tai Chi can help you relax, keep your body in motion, and de-stress.
Take the Next Step In Improving Your Health by Contacting SOHMA Integrative Medicine
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Located in Long Beach, CA, we help individuals from the surrounding cities.
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