Most people have a favorite season. My favorite is Fall in Colorado and we are officially in it despite the warm weather. Soon we’ll have a mix of cold and warm days. Fall is a transitional period which requires action before the restful Winter arrives. Chinese medicine looks to nature to explain and describe human function and why imbalances can occur. We can prepare for the season by emulating nature so the transition is smooth and the body and mind remains balanced and in harmony.
What are some of the things we can do in the Fall to prepare for Winter?
Organize your life, whether it is your closet or computer files. Clean and clear out what isn’t needed so you see what is important to you and to make room for the new. Finish projects you put on hold while you were fulfilling summer activities.
As the days get colder, eat warmer and nourishing food like soup for example. Stay away from foods that contain processes sugars that can make you sluggish and cause phlegm.
The Lung is associated with Fall in Chinese Medicine and can easily become injured with the changes in temperature and the wind. Strengthen the Lung by breathing deeply and intentionally. Acupuncture can keep the body in balance and the Lung strong during this season where colds can form and allergies can rear their ugly head.
Stay healthy and happy this season and enjoy the transition from the active summer months to the restful winter months.
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Founded in 2007, Arvada’s Inspired Wellness Center believes in effectively treating all health conditions, from pain to insomnia to depression, using natural therapies. Through acupuncture, we treat a variety of health concerns, including back pain, anxiety and allergies, and specialize in treating patients with fertility issues and those suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Inspired Wellness has been recognized as the 2012 Readers Choice Best of Jeffco by Mile High Newspapers, a 2013 Top 5 Acupuncturist on Denver A List by Channel 7, 2014 Best of the Best for Lakewood and Arvada by Colorado Community Media, and 2015 Best of the Best for Arvada, Golden, Thornton, Westminster and Wheat Ridge. Owner and licensed acupuncturist Jana Royer-Morian holds a master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine and strives to have patients be inspired by their health.