Top Five Reasons for An Acupuncture Treatment
Top Five reasons why you should come in for an acupuncture treatment with Charles Harn this Spring and every season:
1. Prevention – Help your body to not get ill in seasonal transition.
2. Maintenance – If you have had issues in the past like chronic illness or allergies, this is the time to get a tune-up!
3. How Acupuncture is designed – Acupuncture works better at prevention than intervention
4. Spa Gold Members may use a spa gold credit for the service
5. Special June Price $49 Regular $69 save 30%
Spring: It is the long-awaited change of winter to spring. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around. While winter was a time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit.
Of all the seasons in Chinese medicine, Spring is the one causes the most trouble. Each season is associated with an element in Chinese medicine and each element is associated with certain functions and qualities. When we are able to adapt to each season in accord with the elements we are balanced, healthy and happy; when we are not we experience symptoms in our body mind and attitude.
• Element: Wood
• Color: Green
• Nature: Yang
• Organs: Liver, Gallbladder
• Emotion: Anger
Spring is associated with the wood element. When Wood is balanced it allows you to have a clear vision and goals and to plan, decide, and implement. You tend to be focused and dynamic. These are the characteristics of the dynamic of springtime.
Excessive, or stagnant, Wood can make you rigid, dogmatic, arrogant, and angry. When people shout or lose their temper, they have excess Wood. Overworking and tending toward addictions are signs of excess Wood, also. Digestive problems like gas, bloating, and intolerance to fatty and spicy foods can be due to excess Wood. Most importantly all the symptoms of allergies are associated with excessive Wood and aggravated by wind!
Deficient Wood can cause people to be without direction, indecisive, and unable to express their emotions, especially anger.
Migraine headaches, eye problems, sinusitis, and male or female hormonal problems are often due to imbalances of Wood, as are many muscle problems or pain that doesn’t clear up with other therapies.
Put Some Spring into Your Step
Spring corresponds to the “Wood” element, which in turn is conceptually related to the liver and gallbladder organs. According to the philosophy of Chinese medicine, the liver is responsible for the smooth flowing of Qi (energy) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. So, for optimum health this spring, move your Qi!
Stretch – The liver controls the tendons. According to Chinese medicine, the liver stores blood during periods of rest and then releases it to the tendons in times of activity, maintaining tendon health and flexibility. Incorporate a morning stretch into your routine. Try yoga or tai qi.
Eye Exercises – The liver opens into the eyes. Although all the organs have some connection to the health of the eyes, the liver is connected to proper eye function. Remember to take breaks when looking at a computer monitor for extended periods of time and do eye exercises.
Eat Green – Green is the color of the liver and of springtime. Eating young plants – fresh, leafy greens, sprouts, and immature cereal grasses – can improve the liver’s overall functions and aid in the movement of qi.
Taste Sour – Foods and drinks with sour tastes are thought to stimulate the liver’s qi. Put lemon slices in your drinking water, use vinegar and olive oil for your salad dressing. Garnish your sandwich with a slice of dill pickle.
Do more outdoor activities – Outside air helps liver qi flow. If you have been feeling irritable, find an outdoor activity to smooth out that liver qi stagnation. Try hiking or take up golf.
Enjoy milk thistle tea
Milk thistle helps protect liver cells from incoming toxins and encourages the liver to cleanse itself of damaging substances, such as alcohol, medications, pesticides, environmental toxins, and even heavy metals such as mercury.
Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years. There are records of acupuncture being used hundreds of years ago in Europe, it was during the second half of the twentieth century it began to spread rapidly in Western Europe, the United States and Canada.
Acupuncture is known to ease your aching back, boost the effectiveness of medication, soothe indigestion. dull persistent headaches and many more other benefits.
Get Acupuncture treatments– Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help improve the overall health of your liver as well as treat stress, anger and frustration, which are often associated with liver qi disharmony.
Seasonal acupuncture treatments just four times a year can serve to tonify the inner organ systems and can correct minor annoyances before they become serious problems.
Traditionally, acupuncture is done each change of seasons to allow our bodies to adapt and be in harmony with the seasons. Scottsdale Spa advocates this, as well, and believes it is an important part of optimizing health and well-being. Acupuncture can help unblock that qi so that the person’s energy aligns itself with the season.
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