Even though it is the normal human response to loss, grief can be a terrible feeling, especially when it involves the loss of a loved one. Such extremely painful emotions often take a long time to process, and can affect you physically as well as emotionally.

Signs & Symptoms of Grief

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, grief and sadness are related to the lungs and the heart. To our knowledge, it is not uncommon for people suffering from prolonged grief to experience:

  • Tiredness and insomnia
  • Depression, anger and anxiety
  • Difficulties focusing on work and everyday life
  • Chest pain, palpitations
  • Breathlessness, asthma
  • In serious cases, pneumonia or heart disease

Causes of Grief

Extreme emotional loss, and especially unresolved grief, are often the cause of these symptoms for many of our patients. The loss of a loved one, but also of a beloved pet, a job, a house, or physical ability after an accident can all cause symptoms of grief. Old grief can still cause such physical manifestations, if it was never fully dealt with, and it is also not uncommon for children to pick up feelings of grief from other family members.

How We Treat Grief

At the Nei Jing center of Chinese medicine, we understand that extreme and prolonged emotions can weaken a person’s energy and cause imbalances in their body. At our clinic in Jerusalem, our team of specialists will be able to provide you with an individual assessment and build a personalized treatment plan to support you through the process of grief, using

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture
  • Tuina massage and cupping
  • Chinese herbs
  • Reflexology
  • Lifestyle and nutritional advice

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

Our father’s symptoms started a few months after our mother passed away. We didn’t want to rush him or increase his anxiety by suggesting treatment, but he started to have panic attacks and heart palpitations. Counselling was not enough, and so we thought of bringing him here - Nei Jing has helped our family with a lot of health issues these past few years. He’s a little more peaceful now, and his physical condition is a lot more stable.
Benjamin K.

People Say

Over the past five of six years, I developed insomnia and anxiety, with frequent panic attacks. The standard treatment that I got for anxiety didn’t really do much, and it was only right after my first consultation at Nei Jing that I managed to figure out where the problem might be coming from. Memories came back of the death of my grandfather, about six months before the symptoms started, and his funeral which I wasn’t able to go to. I worked on that issue with my therapist, and did acupuncture at the same time, and I really feel that it has helped me turn my life around on so many levels. Thank you!
Shay W.