Staying Healthy This Autumn

Autumn is in full swing with cold damp weather & longer darker nights. The days feel shorter and the dark weather can affect your mood. As we move into Fall, you may notice it affecting your health.

Seasonal Attunement
The shorter days mean less daylight and sunshine which can make some people fatigued and depressed as their bodies adapt to the changes. The cooler damp weather can aggravate certain conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, eczema & asthma. (1) Acupuncture can help you to stabilize your mood and prevent other symptoms from flaring up. Consider (2) full spectrum light therapy or (3) vitamin D supplements to counteract the diminishing sunlight. Don’t let the weather get you down, pay attention to what you need at this time of year and (4) set up a warm and cozy space to hibernate, or book an appointment with us to bask under the heat lamp!

Eat Right For the Season
The Fall harvest provides us with ample amounts of squash, pumpkins, and root vegetables to bring us autumn warmth. This time of year calls for soups, stews, and warming seasonal spices such as cloves, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Cold/Flu Season
This time of year lots of people are getting sick with colds and the flu. Acupuncture can help boost your immune system to keep you healthy and reduce symptoms if you do come down with something. Some people find that hot tea brewed with ginger, garlic, honey, and lemon juice can help to fight off sickness. Chinese herbs can help, if you're interested in knowing more, just ask.

Drink Tea!
Under the Weather, one of my favorite blends by the holistic tea company I co-run, is a spicy anti-bacterial and anti-viral organic herbal tea designed to ward off cold and flu symptoms with a kick that open the sinuses, clear congestion, and promote sweating to flush out toxins.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy fall season.