The Winters’ cold had slowed everything down to a pace of rest and inner reflection. Our registered Acupuncturist at Glow Michaella explains:
Now the energy of Spring is pushing through and slowly melting the snow and cooler days, bringing forth Spring growth, a time of birth and regeneration.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Spring is associated with the element of wood, the colour of green, having a connection to our eyes, and the organ of the liver.
When the flow of the liver energy is disrupted, imbalances may arise as symptoms of:
- Mood swings, anger, resentment, and bad moods
- Headaches at the top of the head
- Bell’s Palsy
- Tendon, ligament problems; stiff muscles
- Eye issues – dry, blurry vision, itchy, floaters
- Allergies; sinus infections; asthma; common cold
- High blood pressure
- Digestive issues – indigestion, bloating, burping
Like the trees with the Spring winds, it’s best to be flexible and bend, altering our thought processes and give a little to better handle whatever comes our way.
Start your Spring with a liver cleanse from the abundance of fresh green vegetables and leafy greens, regular stretching, keeping warm while you enjoy the fresh air and being more active outdoors.
Incorporate acupuncture treatments with any seasonal change as a preventive medicine, especially now as we transition from Winter to Spring.