Every day that I am out walking, I see new growth on trees, the shrubs are flowering, and flowers are blooming everywhere, showing off petals or fragrance. And even though I experience Spring annually, it never fails to lift my spirits. The pandemic has been a hardship for so many, for such a long time, […]
Cupping + Acupuncture for the Change of Seasons
Cupping plus acupuncture helps you get in the flow for the change of seasons, and can help release built-up toxins in your system. This is the way to jump start your Qi for Spring! 8 cups and 8 needles and you’re good to go! A “cupping detox” is applied to your shoulder blades and top […]
Out with Demons! In with Happiness! Today is Setsubun!
Throw beans at the Demon, banishing him outside! Welcome happiness in for the coming year! Oni Wa Soto! Fuku Wa Ichi! Japanese Bean Tossing Day is typically celebrated between Feb 2 – 4 (depending on the lunar calendar) and heralds the coming of Spring. It typically falls on Feb 3rd, but in 2021, it is […]
Scents of Spring: Bergamot, Chamomile, Yarrow to Lift Your Spirit
Do you associate a particular scent with this change of season? Is something fragrant outside your window that heralds Spring? Here are three scents that could help you optimize Spring: Bergamot (a bitter orange you might be familiar with from Earl Gray tea), chamomile and yarrow. These essential oils can help you stay “in the flow.” The […]
I Was Attacked by Wind!
One of the minor dangers of seasonal transitions is being under-dressed and getting chilled, then catching a cold. Or worse, being under-dressed, sweating upon exertion, then becoming chilled, and catching a cold. Or you were sitting in a draft. Or someone behind you sneezed and they were in a contagious state. These are examples of […]