Spring has arrived! - Healthy Transitions
Acupuncture is based on the laws of nature, and as Spring is upon us we are experiencing transition... and days are getting warmer here in Hong Kong.
In Chinese Medicine, we can refer to spring as the season of the ‘wood’ element.
Wood is strong and flexible (think of bamboo!), determined and prone to frustration, anger and resentment. It’s common to feel a rise of anger and frustration during springtime but one can also feel driven, determined and wanting change.
The organs and meridians associated with the wood element and spring are the liver and gallbladder.
Our Acupuncturist Roxanne at The Round Clinic would like to provide you with some tips for staying well during this transitional season:
Stay hydrated. With warmer weather it’s easy to get "dried out". Wood needs water to grow and to be flexible.
Eat sour things. Sour is the flavor of the ‘wood’ element and sour tastes are thought to stimulate the liver's qi.
Stretch. The liver controls the tendons and maintaining flexibility is important for overall health. Incorporate a morning stretch into your routine.
Exercise outdoors. Outside air helps the liver qi flow. If you have been feeling frustrated, irritable or annoyed – get outside. Moving liver qi keeps our emotions in balance and our energy flowing.
Dress in layers. Keeping our feet and neck warm is important. The outside temperature is rising but indoor temperatures are dipping. Remember that Hong Kong AC is super powerful, so bring layers to stay warm.
Try out an Acupuncture session! Acupuncture treatments are great for detoxing, managing emotions, de-stressing and anti-anxiety.
Meet our Acupuncturist: Roxanne Issurdatt, L.Ac., M.Ac (USA), M.Phil. (Ireland)
Roxanne is a US-licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). She is also a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist with the American National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.
Roxanne believes Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work at the deepest levels to bring your body into balance. She knows first hand the toll of dealing with a chronic health condition, and this experience allows her to partner more effectively with her patients as they progress on their healing journey. Her treatments focus not only on relieving symptoms but also on improving the overall well-being of her patients.