Autumn is marked by the changes of leaves, no longer green but golden yellow and orange, all dried and crunchy with a child urge to play and stomp all over them.
The wind is strong refreshing and cold yet we still feel the warmth of the sun warming our bones, the rain down pour that is welcomed from a dry(ish) summer. A relief.
This seasonal shift we begin to slowly become more introverted, possibly sluggish and the bowels become dryer, needing more hydration and sleep. The shift has started, time to let go and journey within. According to Chinese medicine, Autumn is related to the Lungs and dryness. The Lungs are also connected with the Large Intestine and Skin, the upper body and face- so you may notice respiratory issues arise such as dry or phlegm prone coughs, sinusitis, sneezing, sore throats, constipation, eczema just to name a few.
This is the best time to wear scarfs and keep warm, to stop consuming summer foods and drinks – avoiding ice cold drinks, raw and cold foods including salads. Reducing mucus producing foods and drinks like smoothies, dairy -milk and cheeses, banana’s these build up in the respiratory system giving rise to phlegm.
Time to embrace, warm cooked foods in particular soups and congee, room temperature water, warm herbal fresh ginger teas, poached pears with cinnamon. Porridge. Early nights & regular acupuncture.
In China it’s common in late Summer/early Autumn for people to get a series of Acupuncture sessions to build the Lungs/ respiratory/immune system to prevent colds and flu’s, including the severity and duration especially prior to Winter. If you’re wanting to have more energy to be doing the things you love without sickness taking up your time, then give us a call.
Autumn Special: mention this flyer to receive your Standard Initial Consultation Session for $120 (Save $60)
Dr MJ Laskov 0435 455 707
*Offer ends 1st May 2018* Excludes Radiant Queen sessions*