Shall we rename it the “season of exhaustion”? Just when nature is telling us to go inward, slow down and conserve our resources, we humans decide it’s the time to overbook our social calendar and add another set of to-dos to our already crazy schedules.
So, let’s take a moment to remember some health-preserving measures that could save us from being down and out with some illness this winter.
Mama used to say, and it’s still good advice:
– get to bed at an early hour almost every night
– eat with the season: stews, soups, squashes, warm foods
– keep your neck and head covered when outdoors
– wear socks or slippers instead of walking on a cold floor
– wash your hands frequently, and cough into your elbow instead of your hands
Nowadays, I would add:
– use Airborne or very affordable Chinese herbal formulas to keep your immune system ahead of the invaders (virus, bacteria)
– visit your local acupuncturist for regular tune-ups (an ounce of prevention, they say)
Enjoy the urge to be quiet and alone, if it comes. This is seasonally appropriate. If your tank feels empty, don’t push to do that one more commitment – learn to say “no”!
Happy Winter to You!
October 24, 2014 is AOM Day nationwide. AOM stands for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. It’s a time to say hey, do you know how acupuncture can help you feel and look better? It’s an opportunity for those thinking about trying Eastern Medicine to give it a closer look.
As an introduction to our clinic, for the months of October and November 2014, we are offering a free AcuGraph reading and report, normally costing $50. This gives you a computer generated summary of the state of your health based on readings taken from 12 meridians on your wrists and ankles. No needles are involved, just the gentle touching of your skin with a damp probe. The session typically takes 30 minutes and results can be emailed to you.
A typical report will establish (1) how your meridians and organs are functioning, (2) where the imbalances lie, and (3) recommendations for rebalancing your system, thereby regaining best health. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about how acupuncture and Eastern Medicine work.
No purchase is necessary to take advantage of this offer. Just call 707-823-2866 for a “free AcuGraph appointment”. This offer is for new clients living in West Sonoma County and clients who have not been seen in our clinic in 2014. Limit two per household and as appointments are available.