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Seasonal Tips for Springtime

My tip for this season is Chrysanthemum tea.

Chrysanthemum( or Ju Hua) is cooling and enters the Liver, the organ network associated with spring and the Wood element. Its affinity with the Liver helps to calm and ground our energy during the springtime, keeping frustration at bay. Ju Hua also clears the eyes, making it a staple for dry, itchy or painful eyes resulting from seasonal allergies. Chrysanthemum tea is slightly bitter in taste, which is part of its cooling medicine - so I recommend stirring in a liiiiittle honey.

Speaking of allergies, now is the perfect time to come in for a seasonal tune-up, especially for those suffering from springtime hay fever. Acupuncture is used to build the body’s own “wei” or defensive qi; this essentially means strengthening the immune system and thereby modulating what our body reacts to. We also use local points to open the sinuses, reduce congestion and clear a foggy head.

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