I have many a fond memory of walking into our home after a long day at school and being welcomed by the amazing aromas being conjured up by my mother's cooking. It wasn’t until I left home that I realised that not every family had these same experiences and joy around food, every day of the week.
For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has sought to understand a person’s health as part of their connection to the cycles of nature.
Learn how to use the phase of the daily cycle to support your vitality...
Surrounding yourself with new life is a wonderful way to embrace the season. Watching your seeds sprout and grow is great visual therapy for the Liver in Spring, helping you to connect with the cycle of the seasons and harnessing the power of your subconscious to engage the body in regeneration and healing.
Spring is the perfect time to have a gentle detox, a "Spring Cleaning" within! Follow these Chinese-medicine guidelines to protect and nurture your inner resources while you gently let go of the heaviness of Winter.
Spring represents a rapid transformation as Yang energy emerges from Winter's stillness and pushes outward. To help your body’s Yang energy burst forth in Spring, use the pungent flavour to encourage its upward and outward movement.
In Chinese medicine, if you're exposed to wind then you are much more likely to develop cold and flu, and this is definitely a pattern that acupuncturists see regularly in their clients when the weather is changing. Learn how to protect yourself and do "first aid" to ward off illness.