11.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. September 17th – 21st
Our Team of Acupuncturists is here to help.
The fifteen-minute tasters are designed to be informative as to if and or how acupuncture could be the right treatment for your health concern. During the taster session, one of our acupuncturists will speak to you about briefly about why you might like to try acupuncture. They will then explain what the treatment/s would entail, and if appropriate give a mini treatment to see how you find the experience of needles.
How can acupuncture help at the change of the season?
Oriental medicine places particular importance on treatments at the change of the season. Treatment helps to reboot, rebalance and support the system as we transition from one state of being to the next.
Director and acupuncturist Charlotte Morgan, gives some tips on a smooth transition from summer to autumn.
What a glorious hot summer we have all enjoyed this year, but as the nights draw in and suddenly there is a touch of dampness and a chill in the air we might want to modify our diets and lifestyles in accordance.
Autumn corresponds to the metal element – according to five element theory – a time of cutting back, shedding and letting go with that metallic precision and clarity – a time to organise and sort.
In Chinese medicine the metal element is linked to the Lung and Large Intestine organ systems.
Grief and longing are the related emotions, in the autumn as we let go of the ‘highs’ of the summer months we can concentrate on a shifting of habits to avoid emotional congestion. Being aware of the pathos of the autumnal season, but perhaps getting out on some of those crisp clear mornings for a brisk walk or taking up a new hobby or activity to avoid getting bogged down will help. Sleep more to replenish the body and support the Lung energy by breathing deeply.
After the expansive yang energy of the summer, nature starts to sink back to the earth. The shoots and leaves die off and rot into the ground bringing nourishment to the roots in preparation for the winter season to come. During the autumn we can think about changing our cooking habits, moving away from the lighter summer fruits and salads to stews and soups. Taking advantage of the wide variety of harvest time foods such as grains roots and squashes. Blend with pungent spices coriander, cinnamon, onion, garlic, ginger and black pepper, which invigorate and warm the system, as well as nourishing the body in preparation for the winter.
To book an acupuncture taster call us now on 0207 490 4042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org