Health Challenges & Opportunities of Spring Time

Spring has sprung: the birds seem to be chirping louder, the air feels fresher and plants have begun sprouting. We feel the urge to be outdoors more often, and perhaps 'spring cleaning fever' has gotten to you. This is a wonderful time of the year, which holds lots of health opportunities but also some health challenges.

The Challenge

The challenge at this time of year is to attend to our Liver, which is the organ responsible for transitioning our bodies from winter to summer. During the fall and winter months, there is a natural inward moving of our energy and we go into a period of conserving and resting. Spring signals the reversal of this process and our Liver is active and moving energy outward for a period of more activity. This process can be challenging especially if you're burdened by stress, or you've had a tough winter of being sick a lot, or you're struggled with fatigue, or have noticed a lot of tension and stagnation in your body. If any of those things are true, you would benefit greatly from a little bit of acupuncture to help ease the transition, and I would recommend the "Spring Liver Support Program" which includes the following elements:

  • Three acupuncture sessions (best scheduled within a 14-21 day period)
  • Herbal formula to support the Liver
  • Use of aromatherapy oils that support the Liver during treatment
  • Stimulation of points on the ear with 'ear seeds' (little stickers worn on the ear that will continue stimulating points for a few days after treatment)
  • Your investment is $210
  • Note: If you are able to schedule your appointments on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings, there will be $15 discount.

The Opportunity

Spring is an excellent time for those suffering from seasonal allergies occurring in May and June, to start treatments to lessen the severity of symptoms. These treatments are focused on regulating the Lung and immune function, so that your body doesn't go into over-drive once the pollen count goes up. In Chinese Medicine the Lung is responsible for maintaining our barriers to external pathogens and a course of treatment aimed at strengthening the Lung will prepare you for the allergy season and ensure that your symptoms are less severe. The "Allergy Support Program" includes the following:

  • Five acupuncture sessions within a period of 5-8 weeks
  • Herbal formula to be taken for a period of 6 weeks prior to the start of the allergy season
  • A second herbal formula to be taken as needed once the allergy season begins
  • Use of aromatherapy oils that support the Lung during treatment
  • Stimulation of points on the ear with 'ear seeds' (little stickers worn on the ear that will continue stimulating points for a few days after treatment)
  • Your investment is $375
  • Note: If you are able to schedule your appointments on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings, there will be $25 discount.

I hope you use the special opportunities latent in this time of the year to support your health and look forward to helping you. Please call, text or email with any questions or to schedule your first appointment.