Fall, The Season of Letting Go!
- Posted on: Oct 1 2018
Summer was the perfect time to increase our energy and have fun with the long days and beautiful sunshine. Now that Fall is upon us, it is time to get things in order and let go of anything that no longer serves us. In Chinese medicine, we follow the five elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. The Fall is associated with the metal element as well as the lung and large intestine organs. The metal element governs communication, organization and boundaries. Therefore, Fall is a great time for us to clearly communicate what we want in our lives and put up boundaries to anything we do not want, as well as let go of anything that is holding us back.
Letting go is the theme of Fall and can be a hard thing for many of us to do. We become attached to certain objects, people and emotions. Releasing these things from our lives is not always an easy task, but it is necessary for us to grow and be healthy. Acupuncture is an amazing way to help process any pent-up feelings to achieve emotional freedom. Receiving regular acupuncture treatments benefits not only the physical but mental and emotional aspects of our health. Keeping ourselves grounded and our bodies in balance are a few of the best benefits of acupuncture.
In addition to clearing out any old habits or getting rid of old items in our closets, it is also important for us to build our immune system up during the Fall season to prevent illness. The best way to increase our immunity is through diet, rest and of course, acupuncture. The Fall is a time for gathering harvest and nourishing our bodies with plenty of whole foods as well as warming foods. Eating plenty of meats, fish, nuts, potatoes, carrots, garlic and ginger are important for supporting your body through the transition into the colder weather.
Fall means the sun going down sooner, which means we should be going to sleep earlier. Our bodies need adequate sleep to properly heal. Many people have trouble either getting to sleep or staying asleep which leads to lack of energy and decreased healing potential. Seeing your acupuncturist on a regular basis is a good idea so that you can improve your quality of sleep an in turn your quality of life. So, eat your meat and veggies, let go of the unnecessary, set your boundaries, sleep, pick your pumpkins, go on a hayride and schedule your acupuncture appointment today!
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