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Acu Corner: The Enrichment in Winding Down


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December: Slow down and ease anxiety

by Vanessa Mahoney, LAc

December begins the transition from Autumn to Winter; the most yin time of the year is associated with the element of water and your kidney and bladder organs. The inward drawing in of energy during winter provides time to slow down, meditate, and reflect on the year. This winding down allows us to gain wisdom and perspective to enrich our vision of the approaching new year. 

December Wellness Tip: You can nourish the energy of the kidneys by getting plenty of sleep, staying warm and hydrated, and eating hearty food (soups and stews, root vegetables, and salty foods). With the potential stresses and anxiety of the holiday season, use our acupuncture point of the month to ease fears, nervousness and anxiety.

December Acupuncture Point: Heart 7 - Shen Men or "Spirit Gate." Press this point to calm the spirit and ease irritability, anxiety, worry, fear, nervousness, and insomnia. To locate this point, face your palm up, place your finger on the pinkie side of the wrist create, and barely slide your finger toward your thumb along the wrist crease just across the first tendon.

"Vanessa is not only an incredible acupuncturist, but an amazing, loving human. Working with her has helped me balance my emotional life and feel more grounded as a person."

-Sasha, Community Acupuncture client

This items Topics: lifestyle / health / acupuncture


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