Spring has Sprung


Today really feels like the beginning of Spring.

In Chinese Medicine thought, Spring is associated with the colour green, the sound of shouting, the Wood element, the climate of wind, things sprouting, your eyes, your liver, your anger, patience and altruism.

This is why Spring can also be a good time to detox, it gives the liver a chance to become rejuvenated and allows a resting period before it starts anew.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is the time of the Liver – the body’s major organ of detoxification and here are a few ways you can help it.

  • You can cut down on foods like carbohydrates and sugar, alcohol and caffeine. This gives the liver a chance to rest and cleanse the blood. This process helps the body physically but also emotionally.
  • To assist with cleansing the blood you can eat more garlic, fresh vegetables and drink plenty of water.
  • It really helps the liver when you move, assisting the body to shake off the sluggishness of Winter. Spring is a excellent time to get more active. If your energy is low, start with some gentle walking, start with just 20 minutes every day.

You can celebrate Spring by:

Just being outside more  – what a joy after the long Winter to just be outside and enjoy more fresh air. 🌻

Having a good clear out – “out with the old, in with the new!” Getting rid of things you really don’t need, allows space for fresh, new, more appropriate things to come your way. This is the beginning of a new time.

Let go of stuff that doesn’t serve you anymore –  with the time of new beginnings it’s a good time to let go of any habits that you don’t want e.g. smoking, excess eating, cutting down on alchohol, sugar , caffeine ..  give your body and Liver a chance to rejuvenate 💙

Flying a kite– the climate of Spring is wind. It’s a sunny but windy day here on the coast today.

Shouting! Letting it go. Time to begin anew. Get all those rants out, let go of old resentments, find a way of releasing your anger without upsetting others. This is a way of emotionally clearing out, which makes space for more of the good and yummy stuff .🤑

Spring can be a good time to try out new activities or to start new projects.

However you choose to spend your time ..

Have fun!

Amanda x

Baby bye bye

As an acupuncturist specializing in fertility I treat a lot of women trying to get pregnant. For any woman who has experienced miscarriage, it is upsetting. For most, the urge to get pregnant doesn’t go away. It lingers in the background as something that still needs to be achieved. The menstrual cycle, with its influx of hormones at ovulation can add to the desire. Occasionally, I treat women with a history of miscarriage. If they finally get pregnant, the first few weeks, actually the first trimester can be fairly tentative. Naturally, they want to progress further than the time they have previously miscarried. As I often say, their aim is not just to get pregnant but to carry that pregnancy to full-term.

Personally, I understand what it is like to want a baby. I was incredibly lucky in that the first time I ever attempted to conceive, I did successfully.

For any woman who has been pregnant or for anyone who has watched a woman through her pregnancy, it is an amazing feat. I remember when my daughter was born and commenting to my partner on how truly amazing it is that the human body can do that. Even if you have never wanted a baby or don’t understand the urge to want to have one, I’d urge you to watch this video. At one time, we were all just foetus’. Technology is advancing so fast that we are able to view the development of the foetus in this video. Pretty amazing!

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What an incredible privilege it is to work with women and assist them towards being pregnant and support them in bringing new life on to the planet. Babies, love them or not their here to stay!