Live With The Seasons: Rebalance Your Body In Spring
In Traditional Chinese Medicine we beleive in the intimate connection to the natural world, it is crucial to adjust our lifestyle, diet, as well as exercise according to the changing of seasons to achieve our optimal health.
Today, we'll be discussing how to "live with the seasons": Rebalance your body for spring, the season of renewal and growth. We will be providing wisdom from Traditional Chinese Medicine to help to optimize your well-being, cultivate new beginnings, and enhance the outcome of your endeavours in 2023. So, let's dive in!
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Spring From TCM Perspective
By understanding the shifts in nature, we aim to optimize our well-being and enhance the outcomes of our endeavors. Spring is aligned with the Wood element in Chinese Medicine theory, corresponding to the Liver organ which is responsible for the free flow of qi in the body. As we move into this season, it's important to align ourselves with the upward, outward energy of Spring.
Health Tips For Spring
First and foremost, embrace the new. Spring signifies the time to start; whether you aim to create a project, make a friend, cultivate a new habit, or try something you've always wanted to try. Encourage growth and expansion around you. Shed the old to embrace new births and fresh starts.
When it comes to your diet, aim to eat more young tender plants, including fresh, leafy greens, sprouts, and immature cereal grasses. Green is the color associated with the liver and springtime, so make sure to incorporate more young greens into your meals.
Additionally, small amounts of warming meats, such as chicken, can be beneficial to add protein and enhance vigor at this time.
Sour is the taste associated with unblocking the Liver. Acrid flavors, such as fresh ginger, scallions, onions, and mustard, can be balanced with sour flavors, such as citrus and vinegar, to encourage upward energy. Citrus essential oils will help to move stagnant Qi. Similarly, lemon water and peppermint, matcha, or chamomile tea will help to any move stagnation in the liver meridian.
In terms of exercise, move gently, flow freely, and stretch regularly. Yoga, Qigong, morning hikes, nature walks, and a bit of daily stretching will help to loosen tight muscles and move your Qi. Much like the carefree winds of Spring be outside, and allow your body to expand and move freely (soak up the sunlight for vitamin D to get an extra immune and mood boost!). Simply being in nature has a remarkably calming effect, assisting relaxation and easing the mind.
Release your emotions. The outward energy of Spring may manifest as frustration, irritability, or anger. If so, don’t bottle it up! Emotions are healthy and normal. Instead, periodically find ways to release them. Voice your concerns, talk to a therapist, take a boxing class, or write in a journal.
Key takeaway: (Carefully) let your emotions out, rather than keep them in.
These are just several ways we can align ourselves with the season to realize the best versions of ourselves.
Many people experience symptoms of allergies, headaches, and tight muscles during this transition. If the Wood energy can't express itself, it can result in "qi stagnation," which can lead to anger, irritability, depression, mood swings, poor sleep, migraines, pain, tension, excessive sighing, indigestion, and skin flare-ups.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Tretments
Seasonal tune-ups can help your body cope with the changes in the environment. Your practitioenr may prescribe custom herbal formulas to help alleviate stress, allergies, skin issues, and other seasonal problems.
In addition, acupuncture is a holistic practice that can do wonders for your overall well-being. It works effectively in treating stress, allergies, immunity, pain, and much more! If you're looking for a way to maintain your health and adapt to the changing seasons, we highly recommend trying acupuncture.
Chinese Herbal Therapy at Health Wise
Living with the seasons is a great step towards taking a preventative approach to your health. Get in touch with us if you want to take another step further! Our clinic has over thirty years of experience, and we aim to deliver the best Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in Hong Kong. Learn a bit more about our Chinese Herbal therapy treatments at Health Wise:
Our formulas contain a combination of herbs that are uniquely selected to support your health. Our registered practitioners are qualified to blend herbs that address your symptoms and treat your whole body. Our herbal dispensary will mix the unique herbal formulas as prescribed by our practitioners to treat your diagnosis.
Our herbs are carefully sourced from growers and manufacturers that we trust to provide pure and effective herbs.
You are always changing so we believe your herbs should change accordingly. We adjust your formulas to suit. In addition, we will provide clear directions on how to take your herbs. When you need a refill just come on in.
For bookings give us a call at +852 2526 7908 or email email@example.com. Chinese Herbal Therapy treatments by our certified practitioners are both safe and effective. You can opt for the herbal consultation-only session, or add herbal consultation to your acupuncture session.
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