The first official day of Fall is right around the corner - September 23rd to be exact - and with it we are seeing the late summer heat (slowly) give way to the cooler temperatures of Autumn. In Chinese Medicine this represents a transition from the Earth element, which governs the Spleen and Stomach channels, to the Metal element, which governs the Lungs and Large Intestine channels.
The interplay between the Spleen and Lungs in particular fuels our immune function making this a delicate seasonal transition for our health, and a critical time to strengthen immunity.
To help you make this transition as smooth as possible, here are 5 tips from a Chinese Medicine perspective that will help you bolster the Spleen and the Lungs, improve your immunity, and kick Fall colds and flus to the curb!
Top 5 Fall Health Tips
Get Acupuncture and Tune Up for Fall
I hope you’ve enjoyed these Autumn health tips and that you put some of them into practice over the next few weeks! If you want to know more, check out these dietary recommendation sheets for tonifying Yin and tonifying Qi. Eating foods on the list when you have a choice between something on the list or something off the list will help you smooth the transition to Fall as well.
If you’re ready to come in for a tune up, please book online or email Rebecca via the Contact link at the top of the page.
Until then, enjoy the beautiful Fall weather!
Rebecca M H Kitzerow is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in La Center, Washington. With over a decade of experience she has won 10 Nattie consumer choice awards from Natural Awakenings Magazine since 2014.