I hope everyone had a fabulous summer filled with fun and relaxation! As summer winds down and our regular routines resume with kids back in school, it’s time to think about Fall which is just around the corner....cozy sweaters, Football games, bonfires and the changing colors of the trees.
Fall is the season of the Lungs.....many suffer from Fall allergies and it’s best to treat them before they surface. The lungs are responsible for protecting the skin and preventing external pathogen ( allergies, flu and common colds ) from entering the body.
Fall’s emotion is sadness. Many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder and have some difficulty going into the holiday season.
The Lungs are about letting go, so Fall is a good time to let go of anything that does not benefit your life. This isn't always easy to do.
The climate of the Lungs is dryness which affects both our breathing and the Lung’s paired organ system, the Large Intestines.
The color of the Lung system is white. Eating white colored foods will nourish the Lung system to keep it functioning optimally.
The lungs are also associated with clear thinking, positive self-image and the ability to relax.
Strong Lungs help us breathe in fresh air from which our body forms Qi, the vital energy of the body required for life and all it throws at us.
There are many more correspondences that relate to the lung system, but you can see that the aforementioned are important to healthy, happy living. If the Lung energy is not strong, allergies and flu/common colds will develop and you may suffer from sadness or mild depression. Your Large Intestines may also be affected if the Lungs are weak resulting in constipation.
Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine is the perfect way to boost your Lung system as you transition into Fall. Boosting your mood, reducing/eliminating allergy symptoms and aiding digestion/elimination to keep your body and mind functioning optimally to help you thrive and enjoy life. Seasonal treatments will help you navigate each season with ease and peace! An ounce of prevention....Schedule your seasonal treatment today!!
A Votre Sante!