In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element of fire. Fire represents maximum activity and that makes sense since our bodies are in more constant motion during the summer than in other months.
This means we’re more energetic during the summer, which is wonderful. However, it can also mean that we’re often in more pain from all the activity.
Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests that summer is the time when our fire and yang energies are most likely to be in balance, because of what is happening in nature. However, it’s also really easy to get overextended, quite literally overheated and energetically burn out by the end of summer. We always want to make sure that even though times get busy, we make sure we stay balanced and relaxed throughout our life.
Acupuncture is a good way to stay balanced and relaxed through the summer especially when things get hectic. The ever-changing weather during Michigan’s summer months can also wreak havoc on your body and internal systems.
Getting regular acupuncture treatments especially during the summer is a great way to maintain balance through the warm season. Acupuncture helps proper circulation and regulates internal body temperature.
Schedule your acupuncture sessions with me for the rest of the summer and you’ll keep your yang in balance and feel good (throughout the days and nights of the warmer summer months).