Does Your Body Need a Spring Tune-Up?
In Chinese Medicine, each season is influenced by a particular organ system and spring is connected to the liver and gallbladder. Collectively, these organs make up the wood energy of Spring. What does this mean? You probably notice changes in the way you feel, both physically and mentally, as the seasons change. We tend to feel a bit more contemplative and introspective during the winter months. Once spring hits, we’re ready to recharge and get things done. The wood energy of Spring is strong and assertive, the type of energy you need to create plans and then propel them into motion. However, if it’s out of balance, you might notice you are more irritable or on edge.

Here Are a Few Signs That Your Body is in Need of an Acupuncture Tune-Up:

  • You’ve noticed an increase in headaches lately, and these headaches seem to feel worse when you aren’t active.
  • You might begin to feel constipated or bloated. Your bowel movements might become irregular, alternating between constipation and loose stools.
  • Your friends or coworkers are scared of you, because you are cranky! When liver energy is out of balance, you might feel agitated, irritated and generally out of sorts. Sometimes irritation can expand into outright anger more easily than it would if this energy was flowing smoothly.
  • Women may notice your PMS symptoms have been worse lately. Bloating, breast tenderness, sensitivity…you can blame all of the above on your wood energy being out of balance.
  • Your shoulders, neck or jaw are uncomfortably tight. If the wiid energy is out of balance, it can flow upward, resulting in grinding or clenching your teeth, TMJ, and tight shoulders.
  • Your allergies are in full force, complete with itchy, red, watery eyes.

If you are suffering from any of these issues, let our acupuncturist Virginia Mitchell help! Call (571)529-6699, option 3 to learn about our Spring Acupuncture Specials and make an appointment.