Staying Healthy with the Seasons
"The wise nourish life by flowing with the four seasons and adapting to cold or heat, by harmonizing joy and anger in a tranquil dwelling, by balancing yin and yang, and what is hard and soft. So it is that dissolute evil cannot reach the man of wisdom, and he will be witness to a long life." - Huangdi Neijing Suwen
Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, one of the key points of staying healthy is to maintain harmony between heaven & humans. Have you ever noticed that certain health ailments seem to spark up during different times of the year?
TCM practitioners recognize that there is a vital energy, called Qi (pronounced Chee), circulating within the body through pathways, called meridians. It is important for Qi to flow freely throughout the body. If there is a disruption or blockage, the body can become weakened.
The best way to balance our bodies within the outside world is with Solar Treatment. The ancient working people of China created 24 Solar Terms to reflect the changes in weather, climate, and natural phenomena. These terms are closely related to agricultural production and aspects of daily life such as clothing, food, sleep, and exercise. On the day of a Solar Treatment, a specific energy meridian opens within the body. During treatment, the acupuncturist focuses on this meridian, strengthening areas of the body that are most at risk during the energy transition. Solar Treatment may include acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, and more.
Our Staying Healthy with the Seasons program includes more than just treatment. Patients will also receive lifestyle recommendations to follow during each season including diet, exercise, sleep, and more.