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Winter and the Water Element

In Five-Element Acupuncture theory, wintertime is associated with the Water Element. The emotion associated with the Water Element is that of fear, or lack of fear. This emotion can be traced back many years to when farmers would have built up their stores of grain and crops to last over the barren winter months. There […]

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Get Ready for Autumn

In Chinese medicine, autumn is governed by the Metal Element. As the nights start to cool and the energy shifts, it’s a great time to visit your acupuncturist for a balancing treatment to help you ride through the changes more easily. Metal is associated with the Lung, so practitioners tend to see a rise in […]

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