the first cicadas have shown up, the jasmine is in bloom, the three does sneak through the neighbor's hedge and nibble on my hollyhocks, the days are longer and warmer….all signs of summer.
the allergies aren't quite as problematic (for me) but for some, they're still lingering, the air quality is….well, not so great.
and then, i know based on past years, that many of my patients will have the stress of hosting out of town guests (seems that rogue valley residents become the b&b for their relatives and friends in the summer), some will overdo it in the heat.
which reminds me: one of the best heat exhaustion remedies is chrysanthemum tea, a company named Gold Kili sells an instant brand (which mixes as well with cool water as with hot)….does anyone know if there's a store in the valley that sells this? if so….respond, and i'll be going there to buy my own stash of it!
summertime has its own health problems, and its own distractions, yet it's a wonderful time to begin acupuncture treatments if you're well, and the vagaries of heat and dryness respond really well to acupuncture and the appropriate herbal formula. if you haven't yet added acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine to your health care regimen, consider doing so this summer…i'll be around and more than happy to see you!