With Halloween just weeks away, the Holiday season is upon us!! Lots of fun and festivities ahead…….first Halloween-costume parties and sneaking candy while waiting for the next ghoul/goblin to appear; then Thanksgiving sneaks up on us with family gatherings and celebrations providing many tastebud tantalizers; Christmas parties, cookies, rich treats and libations abound and finally New Year’s Eve to complete the season!! Can’t wait!!! However…….
I cannot stress enough “an ounce of prevention” during this time of year. All the long awaited occasions and celebrations are so exciting and fulfilling, but can also be very taxing on our digestive systems. If digestion isn’t functioning properly, many systems of the body will be sluggish and unable to properly perform their functions for optimum health and wellbeing.
In Chinese Medicine, the Spleen system/energy channel/meridian is responsible for our digestive function. If not functioning well, we are more prone to common colds, influenza and allergies. The Spleen system is also where the blood originates and is responsible for water metabolism in the body when processing food. The flavor of the Spleen system is sugar….so if you crave sugar, most likely your Spleen system needs boosting. The more sugary, rich foods in party amounts that we eat, the more the digestion is taxed causing it to become sluggish and unable to do it’s job effectively….causing gas/bloating, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, stress, mood swings and many other symptoms. Giving your body quality fuel/food in adequate amounts will allow the digestive process to perform it’s function optimally allowing your body to support your every whim….
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are the perfect way to boost and support your digestion. Starting treatments and herbs before the festivities begin will help your system handle what coming it’s way and allow you to feel and look your best straight through to 2020!!
A Votre Sante!