If the stress cycle that inhibits proper energy flow discussed above is allowed to continue unabated, numerous symptoms will begin to appear, insomnia, headaches, being on edge while at the same time feeling dull and living as in a haze, even digestive problems. Over time these feelings become systemized and we call them anxiety or depression. Many physical signs can begin to appear in the eyes, skin, pulse, tongue picture, specific bodily functions and in the person’s spirit. Each of us is individual hence not everyone’s experience will be the same – some will lean more towards anxiety, others more towards depression. Acupuncture and herbal remedies will help to get us “back up on our feet.” For the long term, Oriental Medicine is a source of deep wisdom that can help us with diet, mental exercises and various physical disciplines to help create a balanced lifestyle with emotional harmony.