The Return of Seasonal Allergies!
Hello beautiful spring! As the days get longer and warmer, we move from the introversion of winter into the movement of spring. Spring corresponds to the liver system in Chinese medicine and is a traditional time for healthy detoxes as we move out any stagnant winter energy. You may also start to experience the sneezing, itching, runny nose and irritated skin that comes along with a world coming into bloom. Read more about spring time allergies and their link to toxins in the system in this article from Acupuncture Today.
Chinese medicine views seasonal allergies as an invasion of wind and spring is when wind starts to blow pollen into the air and our systems. Seasonal allergies may reflect the body’s desire to remove toxins through phlegm. Rather than suppressing these symptoms Chinese medicine offers a natural way to flush the phlegm out and support the immune system. Trapped pathogens may lead to chronic health problems, including cancer and multiple sclerosis. So embrace spring, change, wind and those practices that energize your life and health.
Detoxification through Juicing and Green Drinks
If you are interested in helping your body detox this spring, you might consider a gentle three day juice fast. Water only fasts are too hard on the system and release toxins quickly; a 3 day juice fast is gentler and just as effective. This 3 day juice fast gives step by step directions on how to prepare and successfully complete a 3 day fast. If you suffer from diabetes, hypoglycemia, or another chronic health complaint, only fast under medical supervision. Pregnant and lactating women should never fast.
If you don’t have the time or willingness to fast, consider adding a green drink to your daily routine. These powders can be purchased at most health food stores and help the body detox through nutrients, chlorophyll and phytochemicals. We love Garden of Life’s Raw Green Super Food powder. All you need is once glass a day to start boosting energy, immunity and detoxification.
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Angela Garbot Photography
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Join Total Balance Chiropractic for their March Event – MARCH support!
On Tuesday, March 13th from 5:30 until 8 pm, Dr. Sarah Weber will be hosting another fantastic event at her office.
This one focuses on healthy feet and you can enjoy free foot massages, an analysis of your arches, and a trunk show by A Pied.
Click here for more details and to RSVP!