In the five phases of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring manifests in the wood element, highlighting the peak time for the organ meridian pair of Liver and Gall Bladder, it arises from the potential of the water element, which is the winter phase we are moving from. In spring as the trees begin to awaken, their watery sap begins to flow once again bringing the tree out of its deep hibernation and bursting forth with fresh life.
Humans love to hold on to things – memories, material possessions, ideas, emotions, we are all collectors. But there is a time where the seasons offer us the opportunity to reexamine the things, people, feelings and thoughts that we hold onto so that we can make an empowered decision whether or not we believe our collections are still worthwhile keeping. So here are our top 3 tips to help you take a closer look and “Let Go” of what isn’t serving you this August.
Throughout the second and most of the third trimester, I typically see my patients fairly sporadically. They’ll pop in every 3-6 weeks for pregnancy maintenance or as various symptoms arise. However, I always tell them to make sure they come back more regularly later in the third trimester for cervical ripening and labour prep, which consists of weekly acupuncture treatments starting around week 36 until birth.