Do you need a cleanse of both body and mind after a bad breakup in order to truly let go of an ex?
The Doctors welcome Sheila Marie Campbell, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, who says when emotional energy in the body is blocked that it can lead to other blockages in someone's life. She explains Chinese medicine draws upon reading someone's pulse, massage techniques, acupuncture, and the use of herbs.
"The body is a garden that we must tend to," she tells Dr. Ian Smith, explaining she created a set of practices to help people heal after a breakup. According to Sheila, "When the heart breaks, it affects the small intestines," and she theorizes this mind-body connection can cause negative thoughts.
In order to move past a breakup and cut the cord, Sheila says, "Get smarter and get hotter.," along with the following tips:
- Get smarter by not allowing the breakup to take up your mental activity
- Refocus your energy and learn something new, instead of allowing your ex to take up real estate in your mind, she suggests taking up a new hobby
In addition to cutting physical and financial ties with an ex, she says it is best to also cut all emotional and mental links to your ex and explains this can be achieved with mindfulness, repeating a mantra, and the redirection of your energy.
Sheila adds, "Go out of the relationship as graceful as you came into the relationship." She suggests, "Listening to your intuition, honoring the whispers... and slowly untangle."