Put a Little Spring in Your Step

Spring is one of my favorite seasons and, like me, perhaps you’re glad to see spring arrive.

However, transitioning from one season to the next, such as going from the quiet winter to the energized spring, can sometimes be challenging for the body, especially since weather changes can happen often and be abrupt – one day we need a coat and the next day we’re in cut offs and short sleeves. Acupuncture can give you a head start on adjusting to those challenges brought on by seasonal changes.

Spring is the season of the liver and gallbladder, thus our bodies move naturally into a detoxifying state as we prepare to become more active. It is not uncommon for people to get sick or feel joint pain at this time of year because the body is cleansing. Acupuncture can help alleviate any discomfort and support the body to detoxify gently while also supporting the immune system so that allergens that accompany spring are not an issue.

Eat what’s in season. It’s important to adjust our diets from hearty winter meals to lighter fare such as salads, green drinks, fresh veggies, fruits, and so forth. It’s no coincidence that the foods that are available in the spring are also great detoxifiers and organ cleansers.

My spring acupuncture treatments include a very gentle detoxifying protocol to harmonize all of the organs. The protocol includes the liver, gallbladder, and large intestine and is followed by a relaxing mini-foot reflexology treatment. You’ll feel relaxed, revitalized, and energized.

Pain resolution is my specialty, so I also address any pain or discomfort you might be experiencing at this time of year.

Take that first step of making your appointment today and put that spring back in your step.


Recipe of the Month:

Yummy Salad in a Cup: 

Blend the following ingredients together. Adjust water amount to preference.

1 cup of fresh spinach                        dash of Himalayan salt to taste

1 tomato       juice of 1 lime

1 cucumber

1 zucchini

1/4 (a quarter) of a red onion

1 handful of one of the following: cilantro, dill or basil

1 cup of water

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Siskiyou Clinic of Natural Medicine

At Siskiyou Clinic of Natural Medicine we provide gentle, effective therapies to help our patients prevent and recover from illness, find relief from injury, post-operative recovery and achieve optimal health. Using traditional acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines, and massage we work skillfully and compassionately with our patients to restore physicial and mental vitality, resiliance and well-being. Siskiyou Clinic of Natural Medicine is located in beautiful Ashland, Oregon among the gentle Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon. Appointments in Ashland can be scheduled by calling 541-482-7056, and in Medford at 541-776-2333.

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