Welcome to Fall! Seasonal transitions always make life a little more interesting…

According to Chinese medicine, Fall belongs to the metal element and the corresponding organs, lungs and large intestine. The lungs help us bring the world in through the inhale and the large intestine retains what is pure in the form of nutrients and releases what is no longer needed.

This is an opportune time to ask yourself “What do I need to bring into my life and what is no longer serving me that I need to let go of?”

If the process of bringing in and releasing is out of balance, the physical body will often mirror it with respiratory conditions like allergies or asthma (the inability to take in and process appropriately), or constipation (inappropriate holding on) or diarrhea (letting go too quickly).

Another question to consider is “Am I over emphasizing the material over the nonvisible essential nature of things?” We can’t see air but we can’t survive more than five minutes without it. Conversely we may have many material possessions that we’re holding on to but how many are essential for survival or even happiness?

Regardless of whether or not your mental, emotional, or physical bodies are out of balance, if you’ve had a relationship with me for a while, you know that I always recommend an acupuncture tune up at the start of every season.

As changes take place in the external world, our internal bodies and minds are working to adjust accordingly. Acupuncture will help you make a smooth transition.

To Your Best Health,
Sydney Cooley L. Ac., Dipl OM