So one of the things in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is to generalize to 5 Element theory when looking at longer term systemic issues. In my case, I'm enjoying the triple combination of having a Wood Imbalance throw off my Earth, which is draining my Water.
Stress etc. at work are causing my nervous system to ramp up all the time (Nerves, Wood), which is causing me to hyper tense and fuck up my digestion (muscles, digestive tract, Earth), and between the stress-adrenal response and getting less nutrition in, burning out my energy reserves (Water).
If it were just one thing, it'd be a lot easier to treat. Seeing how this is basically year 2 of stress, it's hitting 3 elements and problematic. Some things are easier to address than others. I'm starting with food, since it also allows me to tie it into my plans for weight loss. Beets are good for Kidneys, which will help me not feel so exhausted, plus help me stave off illness. Carrots are good for both Kidneys and Liver. I'm going to start drinking 2 lemons of lemon juice a day, for the liver stuff (since it's the root problem). And finally, try to get more soups, since that'll help the Spleen/Stomach, Earth stuff.
Though treatment ends when you feel better, the fallback quote is "a treatment should last a season", and seeing how I've been digging a hole for 2 years, AND still in it, it's probably going to take a while.