Friday, April 2, 2021


We're ever so excited to move from winter chilliness with its snowstorms, colds, and flu, into deliciously warm days of spring.  As we do so it is important to keep in mind that the seasons affect our physiology,  consequently, it's important to address these effects as we throw off our winter coats.

'Spring ' in Asian Medicine relates to the predominant energetic and organic activities of Liver Energy and its organ companion, Gall Bladder Energy.  Liver Energy rules the smooth regulation of bodily activities to maintain evenness and harmony,  including emotional harmony.  It addresses the smooth circulation of Qi and Blood activity, as well as Meridian activity and the activities of all organ systems. 

As pollen becomes profuse at this junction,  it's helpful to improve Qi and Blood circulation and fortify our immune system with appropriate nutrition,  lifestyle protocols, and  Traditional Acupuncture.  Taking proactive measures will not only harmonize mind and body but eases the ill effects of seasonal allergies, mold, asthma,  flu, Rhinovirus,  and Lyme disease. 

Allergies with sneezing and wheezing strike as flower pollens and new leaf growth develop, springtime showers promote mold growth indoors and out; asthmatic reactions are triggered by pollen,  temperature fluctuations,  fertilizers, insect repellents outdoors,  and dust and cleaning products indoors: Rhinovirus peaks in the spring; flu continues year-round; and Lyme disease predominates as temperatures rise above 35 degrees F.

What can we do? Act proactively!

A round of Acupuncture treatments fortifies the entire bodily systems,  jump-starts positive health change, and target particular weaknesses, such as a sluggish gut and bowel tract. Drinking ample amounts of water,  and refraining from inflammatory foods such as coffee, caffeine, alcohol, fried foods,  dairy,  red meat, additives, refined sugar,  and junk foods is imperative for cleaning our system.  Receiving a spinal adjustment opens connecting nerves and organs.

Emotionally springtime connotates opportunity.  Spring heralds an opportunity to improve our health and renew our life