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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!

Happy Chinese New Year 2019!

Happy Chinese New Year 2019! It’s the Year of the Pig!

Wishing You Health, Peace, Love and Prosperity in the New Year!

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Offering Acupuncture Community Support

Dear Friends,

We have been through so much. It’s time to grieve, process, come together, and heal.

The acupuncture office is now open!

On Wednesday 11/21/18 we are offering sliding scale acupuncture treatments to those in the community by appointment.

Acupuncture treatments will be focused on the individual and great for helping the body cope with trauma, stress, insomnia, and pain. These are individual 30-minute mini sessions by appointment and limited until full. Please email to schedule or for any questions.

We are in this together,

Jennifer Rose Acupuncture

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Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!

Summer is the season filled with abundant, creative, outward energy. It’s the most Yang time of year.

According to Chinese Medicine and Taoist philosophy, the element of summer is fire, the color is red, the sound is laughter, and the emotion is joy. The organs associated with the season are the heart, small intestine, pericardium (heart protector), and the san jiao (in energetic terms represents the upper, middle, and lower parts of the body: breathing, digesting, and eliminating).  It is said that the ‘heart houses the mind or ‘shen’ which is also known as the spirit.’

It is important for the organs to remain in balance for health and well being.  When the fire element is in balance, one may feel relaxed and energized.  If there is an imbalance one may experience depression, mania, heartburn, agitation, blood pressure issues, joint pain, or insomnia.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with any imbalance or unease that you are experiencing, support your immune system, and give you energy. Other suggestions to remain in harmony with the summer season:

  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of room temperature water.
  • Awaken earlier in the morning and go to sleep earlier.
  • Eat foods that are cooler in nature with higher water content such as cucumber, watermelon, oranges, radishes, and coconut water.
  • If you feel hot or sweat often, drink warm tea slowly rather than cold drinks because this can create dampness in the body. Chrysanthemum or mint teas are cooling options.
  • Add pungent flavors to your diet.
  • Avoid sleeping with a fan or air blowing directly on you, as this can create muscle stiffness.
  • Move your body, take a walk in nature.
  • Take time for yourself and breathe.

 

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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.