Its finally over…the long cold winter! Happy April, and hello shorts and short sleeve t-shirts. But wait, are you ready for all this skin exposure? Have you overindulged, are you feeling sluggish, ‘heavy’ or ‘foggy’? These are all symptoms to which many of us have grown accustomed to and believe are “normal”. In fact, these symptoms are messages from our body telling to us that we are in a state of imbalance. Balance is key in life, you can’t have Yin without Yang. Day without Night, right? Did you have a chance to get out and move (your Qi) over the winter months? Are you feeling TOXIC? Spring is a time for the seeds to sprout, flowers to bloom, and for the sun to warm the earth and our bodies. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around. Spring is the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenation for overall health and well-being. As spring is represented by the wood element (in Traditional Chinese Medicine) and includes the liver and its complementary organ, the gallbladder, these two organs are usually the primary targets for springtime cleansing and health regimens. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. So how do we make this happen? How can we detoxify?
What is a Detox?
A detox is the natural process of removing unhealthy toxins from our body. Compared to our ancestors we are inundated with toxins: in the air we breathe, the chemicals in our food (GMOs, pesticides, fertilizers), household cleaning supplies, medications we take and on and on.
Our organs, help our body to eliminate toxins! If we are blocked, toxins will sit in our organs and enter into our bloodstream, affecting our overall health. Our body already has an amazing detoxification system through key organs like our intestines (think bowel movements), lungs (breathing), skin (sweating), liver and kidney’s but because of our modern day lifestyles; toxins can accumulate faster than we can eliminate them.
Why choose to Detox?
Detoxing helps our bodies do what they do best: to continue keeping us healthy, strong and happy. Benefits to a cleanse are weight loss, curbing cravings, improved energy, providing the body with the nutrients it needs, clarity of mind, and best of all improved digestion
Who Should Detox?
Detoxing is for anyone who wants to improve and optimize how he or she feels. Detoxing is for someone who wants to do more than just survive, but rather to flourish and thrive. (Bit melodramatic I know- BUT ITS TRUE!).
Acupuncture, dietary changes and a little touch of extra special knowledge from trained Professionals can help improve the overall health of your liver as well as treat stress, anger and frustration, which are often associated with a toxic liver/body.
Seasonal acupuncture treatments just four times a year can serve to tonify the inner organ systems and can correct minor annoyances before they become serious problems. You don’t need it everyday/week, its great if you can, but you also have a life to live. We understand (so do we)!