March 21st is the first official day of spring. The sun starts shining longer, the birds are chirping, and flowers start to bloom everywhere. And while many people are happy about this time of year, it can also bring about some unpleasant feelings for others. Thankfully acupuncture can play a positive role in alleviating those feelings and allowing you to have a happier spring season. According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with a specific organ in the body. During the spring, the liver is the most vulnerable organ. Acupuncturists help improve the liver’s functioning during the spring in the following ways.
There are a number of factors affecting your sleep as spring makes its way. First of all, the beginning of Daylight Saving Time occasionally begins before the first day of spring. It’s great to welcome more daylight, but it also means a disruption in your circadian rhythms. Also, warmer weather brings the birds back to your neighborhood. If you’re a light sleeper, you are well aware of how irritating it can be to get an unexpected welcome call from the birds. Acupuncture can bring about a wide range of benefits to help you sleep better as navigate through this time of year.
Effective allergy relief
If you suffer from allergies, you may notice symptoms creeping up well before the first day of spring! And while this can be a good sign that spring is on it’s way, your suffering still remains. Some allergy sufferers may feel compelled to stay indoors as the pollen increases. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you know that your allergies will become more severe the weather gets warmer, why not be proactive and give acupuncture a try? Acupuncture can restore your energy and mitigate feelings of drowsiness and congestion that is associated with acupuncture.
Reduced Seasonal Affective Disorder
Although Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may be linked to winter, it also makes its way in a different form during the spring and summer months. If you notice a negative change in your emotions or appetite as the weather gets warmer, then you may be experiencing SAD. It’s certainly not your fault. The above mentioned symptoms of poor sleep and allergies can be the leading causes of your irritability and poor appetite. Also, the shift in your qi plays a large role during this time of year. Acupuncturists tap into those meridians that are specifically affecting your qi levels and emotions and promote a better sense of well-being.
As mentioned earlier, your springtime suffering is mainly focused on the ailments of your liver. As acupuncturists work to restore its functioning, your ability to digest your food will also improve while in the process improving your appetite.
If spring is not your favourite season, don’t worry. Acupuncture helps you to feel great all year round! If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you have a happy spring season, feel free to contact me to schedule a complementary 15-minute initial consultation session.