Do you feel like you get sick around the changes of the seasons? Chances are you do, and there are steps you can take to avoid it!
One of the most familiar images in autumn that comes to mind is the beautiful leaves changing color, then falling and swirling in the wind. As part of nature, we also react to the change in
As Westerners, we accept the concept that the body is energy, and the parts of the body work together as networked energy systems. Chinese medicine defines a specific energy (Wei Qi) which runs underneath the skin and protects us from the "invasion" of external pathogens. When the Wei Qi is weak the outside wind can be internalized, carrying pathogenic influences throughout the body. And, just as the outdoor wind can be gentle, violent, and many things in between, so can this pathogenic wind in our bodies, moderating the intensity of illness.
- Perhaps the most effective is acupuncture, which will quickly restore energy flow that settles Wind, working wonders for colds and allergies.
- Taking hot baths will release pathogenic energy through the skin as the pores open and sweat. Adding Epsom salts to these baths will pack an additional punch.
- There are also a variety of wind clearing herbs that can be prescribed.