Happy Chinese New Year ‘IWC’ Family – We are approaching the year of the Pig!

Is it already time for a new beginning and a fresh start? How many of your 2019 New Year resolutions have already come and gone (we have a few for sure), well guess what? You have
an opportunity for a do over, and who doesn’t love a redo! Let us support you with your health goals for 2019! Acupuncture can help with things like weight loss, pain relief, addictions,
anxiety and depression and so much more!

Unlike the universal New Year, the Chinese honor the Chinese New Year on different dates every year and will begin on the new moon of 2019. The Chinese New Year is also known as
the Spring Festival when folks honor their ancestors, their homes, heavenly duties and feast like there is no tomorrow. Each Chinese lunar year is represented by 1 of 12 zodiac animals that reflect Chinese culture and February 5th will be the first day of the year of the Pig! The Pig is the twelfth animal in the twelfth year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. There are many philosophical or mythical stories that represent a piece of Chinese culture. One of the many myths was, that the Jade Emperor decided the order of the years by the time when these animals arrived at his party. The pig came dead last, because he overslept. But who does not love to sleep in every once and a while (I know my hand is up!)?

In Chinese tradition, every zodiac animal is believed to represent characteristics of people that were born that year. If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 & 2019, you may share some of the following traits with a Pig.

People born in the year of the pig are commonly clever, mischievous and curious. Compassion, benevolence, warm-hearts and forgiveness are at the core of our piglets. Many people who were born in the year of the Pig have a life full of friends due to their devotion to help without hesitation. They represent wealth due to the size of those chubby cheeks and big ears (thank goodness those cheeks and ears aren’t for nothing). The health of the Pig may be the only downside for this year. Paying attention to lifestyle choices, eating healthy and balanced, practice a sport or regular physical activity and be wary of the vicissitudes of life. The ideal for the Pig is to take advantage of nature and go on adventures with friends whether it is walking, hiking or biking.

The Pig year is the end of a 12 year cycle. This is a perfect opportunity to carry out an in depth review of the past years and start building up the necessary energy reserves before the new cycle starts. This is the time to celebrate and to wish for a joyful, healthy and prosperous new year.

Here at Inspired Wellness Center we would like to help you keep inspired to maintain those New Year’s resolutions and life style choices that you are struggling with. Don’t do it alone, be Inspired by your healthcare! We are known as the best place for acupuncture in Denver, Arvada, Westminster, Golden and Wheat Ridge. And no, it’s not just our moms who thinks so… If the Denver A List said so, it must be true! Let us show you how acupuncture can improve your health in this new Chinese year!


  • Reunite the entire family
    Honor thy ancestors
    Participate in creative activity and have fun
Jana Royer-Morian