September: Get Ready for Fall!

September Wellness Tip: Autumn is upon us! As we stand in the throws of Late Summer, we are beginning to feel the cooler air of Autumn. From the elemental perspective of Oriental Medicine, Late Summer is of the Earth element, and Autumn is of Metal element. In the natural cycle of the seasons, Late Summer or Earth energy directly nourishes or feeds Autumn/Metal energy. Our biggest take away in Late Summer is the bounty of fruits and vegetables that come to fruition at harvest time. For a stronger immune system in Fall, feed your body and your Earth energy by grabbing plenty of fresh foods that are truly in season now!

 
Use This Point: Spleen 5
Known as Metal’s Note Hill, Spleen 5 is the Metal point on the Spleen channel, thus it uses Earth energy to strengthen Metal energy. Spleen 5 can aid in strengthening the digestive system and regulating the intestines. As it also contributes to healthy metal energy, Spleen 5 can contribute to immune and Lung function during the upcoming cold and flu season. Another function of Metal energy is strong boundaries. Use this point when you’re feeling shaky with your personal boundaries.