Happy Spring Equinox!

‘Chinese Medicine views the body as a garden.  As gardens cycle with the seasons, our bodies do as well.  Spring is the time of growth and renewal.  It’s a perfect time to cleanse and rejuvenate health and wellness.’

 

 

Spring Is In The Air!

Spring is a favorite season of mine! During springtime the air has a certain vibrance, clarity, and newness. When we think of spring, we think of flowers blooming again, nature regrowth, and clear expansive skies. This also applies to Chinese Medicine philosophy. Springtime represents outward moving energy, rebirth, cleansing, and a time of restoration.

The organ system that is predominant during the spring is the liver. The liver is responsible for the smooth flow and movement of qi or energy in the body. When the liver energy is flowing smoothly, physical and emotional energy flow smoothly as well.

Suggestions For Optimal Health in Spring~

Move Your Qi (Energy) By Moving Your Body!

It can be something as simple as taking the dog for a walk, going for a bike ride, yoga, gardening, or any activity that you love. Stretching can awaken the expansive energy within your body!

Nutrition!

Some opt to do a cleanse during this time, however I do not necessarily recommend this for everyone. Making conscious food choices are important by eating whole foods (things that grow). The Liver loves green and sour foods. Drinking lemon water, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or eating leafy greens, artichoke, dandelion, and milk thistle tea will improve the liver’s overall function and make it very happy.

Acupuncture!

It is a perfect time for a treatment if you are feeling irritable, depressed, stressed, allergies flaring up, have itchy eye symptoms, are experiencing pms, dizziness, or feeling sluggish. Your liver may need some help getting unstuck. Acupuncture is wonderful for this, as well as for prevention of disease, and for overall health and well being. Other complimentary modalities can be used as well!
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A Prayer for Healing

May all beings be free from suffering.

May all brings be peaceful, safe, & happy.

May all beings awaken to the light of their true nature.

May all beings be free.