Spring is a time to not only declutter your home, but to also declutter your mind and body! Golden Proportion Acupuncture in Rutherford, NJ has tips to help you do both!
Spring Has Sprung, Let’s Enjoy!
Most people look forward to spring. It means new life, longer hours of daylight and warmer weather for us here in Northern New Jersey! This transition allows for the ability to get more done and spend more time outdoors, possibly shedding those extra pounds gained over the holidays and reconnecting with nature. But as with any seasonal change, there are organ systems that need specific attention. This is where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) excels in helping make a smooth transition.
Shifting Out of Winter
In TCM, the season of winter is associated with the element of water and it corresponds to the kidneys. The kidneys house our life force or jing and therefore, they must be constantly fed and replenished, as jing dissipates over time. Winter is the perfect time to do this. It is done by sleeping more, and eating hearty, warming seasonal foods.
Transitioning Into Spring
The season of spring is associated with the element of wood and it corresponds to the liver. As everything around us blossoms in the spring, so too should we embrace this time. But the liver tends to be a bit of a bully for many people and it must be kept in check! Often the winter months leave some stagnant feelings, which can manifest in different areas like relationships, work or even our bodies. If there is frustration, physical pain or sadness, it may be a sign that energy is not flowing properly or optimally.
Transition With Tips for Around the Home
One way to make the transition from winter to spring easier is by engaging in some spring cleaning. Getting rid of some of the clutter that has built up during the winter months may help with underlying frustration or sadness. Tossing out old clothing, magazines or just going through that one junk drawer we all have, will create an empty space that will then allow for growth throughout the spring season. Try this tip, throw away 10 things a day for 7 days starting today! At the end of the week you will have thrown away a whopping 70 things!! If you do that for one single month just imagine what your home would not only look like, but would feel like!
Transitioning With Diet Support
Eating according to the seasons is very important in TCM. As the weather gets warmer, most people gravitate towards healthier food options in an effort to lose some of the winter weight. But according to TCM, eating lighter, more natural foods actually gives the liver a chance to repair itself and that alone can help us feel more energetic and improve our clarity of thought. The immune system also functions better when excess sugar and dairy are removed.
Transitioning With Acupuncture Support
Acupuncture is one of the tools in the TCM toolbox that can also help make the transition from winter to spring easier. Acupuncture can balance the body as it reacts to the changes in the weather and activity levels. Regular acupuncture treatments have also been shown to boost immunity. Spring can also cause flare ups associated with seasonal allergies and acupuncture treatments can help with the inflammation, sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes that accompany the allergic reactions. But most of all, acupuncture can help regulate those emotional imbalances that are often common during this transitional period.
By incorporating acupuncture into your life and utilizing the other suggested tips given above, you may just have a more enjoyable metamorphosis from winter into spring.
Do you suffer from common ailments associated with the change of season from Winter to Spring such as pain, sadness, inflammation, sneezing, runny nose and or watery eyes? Golden Proportion Acupuncture offers Acupuncture Services in Rutherford NJ and the surrounding areas that can help provide long-lasting relief that gets to the root of the problem.
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