According to Traditional Chinese medicine – the spring season is related to the Wood element and corresponding to such organs as Liver and Gall Bladder. These organs are in charge of smooth flow energy in the body, storing and detoxifying the blood.
The same way we do our annual spring cleaning, in this time of year our activity should be focused on cleaning emotionally and physically. That is why spring is a great time to do detox procedures of all kinds.
In TCM we always look at nature for insights into the energetic movements and strive to behave similarly. The same way as the buds on threes are sprouting and grooving in size daily, we should also push our own boundaries and seek personal development and growth. By engaging in uplifting and creative activity, we expand our energy and consciousness, becoming in tune with nature's growth and renewal.
This is the perfect time of year to get rid of stimulants such as coffee, alcohol, or smoking, as the stimulating and expansive movement of the spring gives us that energy boost naturally. Also, we can take advantage of this natural boost of energy to start exercising on daily basis, especially implement soft stretching for the health of our Liver, sweat out our toxins, improve blood and lymphatic circulations.
Most of the pain we experience, according to Chinese medicine, involves some sort of stagnation. Liver and Gall Bladder govern the muscles, tendons, and nerves and by promoting the health and functions of these organs, we can keep the body, mind and spirit harmonious and pain-free.
Our body has acupuncture points that resonate with the spring and have the power to harmonize us with this immensely powerful time of year. Book your acupuncture appointment online on Shtepura.com or over the phone at 416-856-2535.