In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are five seasons spring, summer, late summer, fall and winter. Late summer is often hotter and damper in humidity and a feeling of fullness in the air. This can match the way our bodies feel during this season.
The Late Summer season corresponds to the element — Earth.
In damp locations or climates such as Vancouver, the dampness in the air can adversely affect your health and you can feel heavy, slow and sluggish. This means the flow of energy throughout the body is being blocked.
The Earth element connects to the Spleen and Stomach organ systems. The healthy functioning of this pair of organs is important to the digestive process.
Energy is generated by the Spleen and Stomach through a process of digestion, called “Acquired Qi.” Acquired Qi is the energy reserve for all your daily activities.
If the Spleen and Stomach are weak or do not work together, your body may not receive the proper nourishment—even if you are eating in a healthy way. As a result, your energy depletes and you become slow and sluggish.
Improper stomach-spleen functioning can affect your with the following symptoms:
- retention of water
- lack of appetite
- poor digestion
- weight gain
- abdominal distention
- varicose veins
- fuzzy thinking
- increased anxiety
- your capacity to concentrate
- your memory
- dry lips and skin
An Acupuncture treatment will restore the proper functioning of the stomach-spleen and you will quickly see an increase in your energy levels. Give me a call to book your appointment now – 604-839-9789