About Spring & Acupressure
Stimulate these three acupuncture points for 2-5 minutes each day in order to stay stress free this spring! These points shown in the picture above are called Yintang, Liver 3, and Large Intestine 4. These are good points to stimulate this spring in order to reduce stress and keep energy free flowing in the body.
Spring is the time of year associated with the Liver organ and the wood element. Just as plants are starting to sprout out of the ground again, we are growing and changing as well! Our bodies need a little bit extra self-care this time of year while we transition out of winter to keep our energy from getting stuck during this changing season.
Liver 3 and Large Intestine 4 are known as the "four gates" in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These points, when stimulated together, create powerful movement in the body to make sure our energy isn't stagnating anywhere. When our liver qi stagnates, we feel symptoms like menstrual cramping, body aches and pains, stress, irritability, migraines, sleep disturbance, and more! Be careful with these points if you are pregnant, as energy should not be greatly moved during this time in your life.
Yintang is considered an "extra point" in the acupuncture world. It is located on the third eye and can be a powerful sedating point when we are feeling a little wound up and stressed out! Try massaging this point next time you feel anxious, overwhelmed, or stressed and notice how calming it is. This point is also a popular one to use for headaches!
Talk to your local acupuncturist about how you can feel your best all year round or book your appointment with Mia now!
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So, what is food therapy?
In Chinese medicine, food has been used for thousands of years as a way to heal the body. All foods have different properties, such as warming, cooling, bitter, pungent, sour, spicy, etc. You can use these properties to your advantage based on your own individual constitution and the time of year! For example, everyone should incorporate these foods into their diets this summer because they help cool the body: