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.
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.