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Secrets to Winter Health and Energy

SECRETS TO WINTER HEALTH AND ENERGY Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture and Qi Gong practices believe that human beings should live in harmony with their environment and seasons.  Each season represents an “element” and we have specific ways to balance, restore, maintain and boost your immune system and create harmony in this time of the year.  These treatments and dietary recommendations can help ward off the common cold, flu and help alleviate the blues and depression that can be called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) due to lack of sunshine and exposure.  Some of the best parts of acupuncture are its “side effects”.  These include stress reduction, increase energy and help with sleep disorders such as insomnia. TCM and the winter season: Everything in nature is both Yin and...

ACUPUNCTURE AND WINTER: THE SEASON OF STILLNESS: THE ELEMENT OF WATER

ACUPUNCTURE AND WINTER: THE SEASON OF STILLNESS: THE ELEMENT OF WATER DR. SCOTT GREENAPPLE In winter, nature seems to be at rest. In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the element associated with winter is water and the two meridians and organs related to the water element are the kidneys and the bladder.  The kidneys and the bladder control water metabolism and maintain homeostasis.  Earth is made up of 75% water, and approximately 60% of our body weight is water. With aging, we tend to lose water. Our bodies become less flexible. Our skin loses its elasticity, and bones become more brittle as does our hair, even our minds become less flexible.  With TCM, we have many physical, mental and nutritional tools to help restore and replenish the water we...

Winter: Staying Healthy with Acupuncture and the Elements

In winter, nature seems to be at rest. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the element associated with winter is water and the two meridians and organs associated with the water element are the kidneys and the bladder.  The kidneys and the bladder control water metabolism and maintain homeostasis.  Earth is made up of 75% water and approximately 60% of our body weight is water. With aging, we tend to lose water. Our bodies become less flexible, our skin loses it elasticity, and bones become more brittle as does our hair.  Even our minds become less flexible.  With traditional Chinese medicine, we have many physical, mental and nutritional tools to help restore and replenish the water we lose. Our Kidneys The kidney’s control and stabilize blood pressure, filter and eliminate fluid...