Autumn and Acupuncture
Acupuncture was first developed around 2000 years ago in a largely agrarian culture. This meant that the change of the seasons held great importance and people were very aware how the different seasons impacted upon their health. People regularly had acupuncture at the changing of each season to help balance their bodies. Our lives are very different to theirs but our bodies can still feel the effect of the changes. Autumn weather can range from glorious sunshine through to torrential downpour and sometimes very cold conditions. These changes from one day to the next means the body has to continually adapt, from opening the pores to allow sweating to closing them to protect from cold. In Chinese medicine autumn is the season pertaining to Metal and to the Lungs. People often get upper respiratory tract infections at this time. Their lungs need strengthening.
Acupuncture can help re-balance our bodies at the change of the seasons. For many people acupuncture is a lifestyle choice, something they do at the changing of the seasons, in particular as we come into autumn and spring which in Chinese Medicine are seen as the “hinges” between winter and spring; the seasons where there is most movement and change.
If any of this strikes a chord with you and you would like to give acupuncture a try please visit my website at www.jackiegrahamacupuncture.com, or call me on 07733274745. I am offering 20% off the first three treatments for all patients until the end of November 2015.
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