Fall brings harvest time, the beauty of the changing leaves, and less daylight. In Chinese medicine, fall is associated with the element of metal and the lungs. It is a time to slow down, go to bed early, regroup and begin to move and think inward in preparation for winter.
Staying Healthy with Changing Weather
With the change to cooler weather comes your body’s attempt to cope with cold mornings, warm afternoons and even colder evenings. Wild fluctuations in temperature tend to be giant stressors on the system and as such, this is the time of year when we see many colds and flu. Is there a way to prevent these seasonal health missteps? Of course! Chinese medicine quite literally works on the idea of prevention. When you come in for an appointment we feel your pulse and see where there are imbalances in the body. Based on these imbalances, which around this time of year tend to be the lung and large intestine (metal element organs), we can treat to prevent ailments in these organ systems.
Colds and flus have been written about in classical texts for over 3500 years. Hence, Chinese medicine practitioners are good at treating them.
Health Tips for the Fall Season