Welcome to Winter!
Welcome to Winter!! Winter, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is ruled by the “water” element (think adaptability and will-power) and relates to the Kidneys. Building the Kidney energy is best done in the winter. The Kidney harbours our Essence that feeds and renews our life force, relating to reproduction and aging, regulating growth and regeneration as well as the source of warmth and strength throughout the body. Winter is the time to rest, accumulate reserves, take stock, and reflect upon how our lives match what we envision for ourselves and how we close that gap between what we imagine and what we see.
During the winter, the energy of the body and the earth naturally goes inward. By aligning our diets and lifestyle choices with the aspects of winter, we can replenish our energy, improve our health, before moving into Spring and Summer with increased vigor. Winter brings with it a desire to rest, replenish and pay attention to nourishment, reception and introspection.
A few considerations to ensure good health through winter include -
There are certain symptoms associated with the kidneys becoming weak, including:
So take time to breathe, re-organize your thoughts and prepare for the spring; it’s a great time to check in with your practitioner to maximise and harness these seasonal energies toward your well-being. Audacious Health can help support you during Winter if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or need support to relieve stagnant energy caused by a lack of activity and the cold weather. Please call us today 0412 007 730 for an acupuncture appointment.