Spring brings with it warmer weather and renewed physical and mental energy. For many people, however, the transition from winter to spring isn’t always easy. To help you with this transition we are offering you a Free mini stress reduction therapy session (offer expires 4/30/2015). Just call the office to get on the schedule: 303-694-1245
The cold winter months are a natural time for rest and introspection so it can be a challenge to get moving again.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tells us that settling into spring can be even more difficult if there is an imbalance in the Liver, which is responsible for the flow of Qi (Life Energy) throughout the body. An imbalance or lack of Qi can cause a whole range of emotional and physical symptoms such as anger, depression, mood swings, abdominal pain, menstrual problems, and even allergies.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, then you are aware that they can be barriers to moving forward and living in harmony with the seasons. The good news is that you can take charge of your health and kick-start your spring.
First, talk to me about how to address any underlying imbalances that might be affecting your energy levels. I’ll have some suggestions for you, and may even talk about dietary changes, supplements, herbs or exercises that can help.
Next, decide how to tackle any stressors at work or home that might be keeping you from feeling your best. Consider acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, yoga, massage, or talk therapy to help you handle stress and keep from becoming overwhelmed.
Lastly, plan to get moving. Exercise is an important way to boost your energy and keep your Qi flowing. Keep these tips in mind:
Take it slow, especially if you haven’t exercised over the winter. Use common sense to avoid overdoing it and injuring yourself.
Set small goals for yourself such as walking for 15 minutes each day. Set new goals as your fitness level improves.
Warm up before exercising and always remember to stretch.
Do something you enjoy, so your workout doesn’t feel like work.
With a little planning and some assistance from TCM you can shake off those winter blahs and enjoy all the wonderful benefits of spring.
We sincerely hope that you are healthy and doing well. However, it is our experience that periodic acupuncture check-ups and tune-ups are very important and we would like to offer you one!
Even if you are feeling great, it is still a good idea for a periodic checkup or tune-up.
Regardless if we have or haven’t seen you for a while, I would like to encourage you to stop by and pay us a visit. We will give you a Free mini stress reduction treatment, all at no charge.
We will extend this offer until the end of April (4/30/2015). Due to the busy acupuncture schedule, we do ask that you call ahead and book this free appointment: 303-694-1245.
We believe that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, and hope you can make it in for your periodic check-up.
We’ll talk soon,
Robbin Tallow-Ajilo, L.Ac.
P.S. We will even extend this offer to your entire family.
Ready, Set, Grow, Connors, C., Body & Brain magazine. Spring 2005.
The Liver and Liver Qi Stagnation, Acufinder Magazine. http://www.acufinder.com