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Seasonal Acupuncture: How Treatments Can Vary Throughout the Year

Seasonal Acupuncture: How Treatments Can Vary Throughout the Year

Acupuncture is a holistic procedure affecting the body’s energy systems. Taking a seasonal approach to acupuncture therapy allows you to leverage its healing properties to match your body’s natural rhythm with the universal energy we experience with seasonal shifts.

Seasonal Acupuncture: How Treatments Can Vary Throughout the Year

Spring – Renew and Detox

The spring season is the time of year for renewal and growth. The two systems that coordinate with spring in the traditional Chinese medicine TCM calendar are the liver and gallbladder.

These organs purify the system of toxins, allowing life force energy, Qi, to flow freely and unimpeded through the body.

Acupuncture treatment in spring aims at detoxifying the liver. It improves its detox abilities to release the toxins that build up during the winter months. If you’re experiencing health issues in the spring, acupuncture can improve liver function and provide relief from these problems:

  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Digestive disorders

Receiving acupuncture therapy reduces your response to seasonal allergies by boosting immunity and reducing inflammation. Acupressure to improve the spring imbalance frees stagnating energy and instills a sense of renewal and vitality.

Summer – Replenish and Cool Down With Seasonal Acupuncture

TCM seasonal imbalance relating to the summer affects the heart and small intestine. The principal acupuncture techniques employed in summer are the acupuncture points of the heart and pericardium meridians.

Acupuncture works during this time to focus on strengthening the heart to improve circulation and emotional well-being. It helps with insomnia and excessive perspiration and settles the mind.

The secondary meridian of the heart relates to the small intestine. Acupuncture treatments to the small intestine improve digestion and assimilation of food.

Fall – Strengthen and Protect

During the fall, the days shorten, and the weather cools. In the human body, these seasonal transitions correspond to the lungs and large intestine. This is the season to let go of lingering issues. It is the time to build our immune system in preparation for the colder season.

Key acupuncture points for autumn will be along the lung and large intestine meridians to boost immunity, respiratory health, and emotional balance.

Acupuncture treatments in the fall encourage an increase in lung function and improvement in breathing to avert wintertime colds and flu. It emphasizes helping the large intestine effectively discharge waste and support detoxification.

Winter – Nourish and Conserve

In TCM philosophy, changes to the body in the winter correspond to the kidneys and bladder. This is a reflection period, a time to rest, a period to conserve energy and build inner power.

These acupuncture points follow the kidney and bladder meridians and help strengthen the kidneys at this time of energy conservation. As a result, it’s an effect of profound rest and reinvigoration.

Appropriate acupuncture treatments concentrate on stimulating the kidneys to ensure optimal vitality and better overall physiological resilience. The focus of acupuncture sessions is on aiding in balancing energy and preventing burnout. These treatments lessen emotions relating to fear and anxiety that tend to be heightened over the winter months.

The Benefits of Seasonal Acupuncture

Perhaps the greatest benefit of seasonal acupuncture therapy is its ability to offer the body flexibility with treatment. Acupuncture satisfies seasonal demands from the body, ensuring Qi flows freely throughout the meridians during every season.

This seasonal approach helps to prevent illness by preparing the body to fight diseases before each seasonal change. Seasonal acupuncture brings balance and harmony with the seasons to the body. It allows for enhanced physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Each session is individualized to the person’s particular needs, considering the uniqueness of their physiology and how they respond to seasonal changes.

Acupuncture therapy respects the cadence of the year by providing focused support and helping you move through the challenges and opportunities of each season.

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Our mission is to support the health and well-being of our patients.

We offer individualized, comprehensive holistic care including acupuncture, herbal recommendations, customized nutritional counseling, allergy elimination (NAET), whole food supplements, lifestyle suggestions, moxibustion, and cupping. As well as helping couples get pregnant and STAY pregnant by supporting all the paths to conception.

About Farrah Hamraie

Farrah Hamraie, L.Ac, MOM, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), is licensed and board-certified in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in the State of Texas with a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Dallas College of Oriental Medicine.

She is also a Diplomat of NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), a Board Certified Acupuncturist, a Chinese Herbalist, and a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine.