Acupuncture and Change

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Change.
The only thing constant is change.
Yet it is the one thing we fight tooth and nail against, causing us more strife than is necessary. I have seen more clients come in for treatments lately to address exactly this.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, emotionally we begin to overworry, taxing our Spleen and it’s capability to transform food and transport the pure Qi to the Lungs and the Kidneys. When this occurs, it all gets backed up and is one of the reasons why human beings start to gain weight around their midsection. This is the Middle Burner area, where the Stomach and the Spleen are located. Other signs that the Spleen may be affected is by overthinking, a general “4 limb heaviness” can be felt, and digestive issues may arise.
The Liver is responsible for regulating the movement of Qi in your body. When we get upset, the Liver may become constrained, releasing the emotions of frustration and anger. In addition to this, the Liver has a tendency to attack the Spleen in its vulnerable state. This in turn continues to weaken the Spleen and throw the energy balance in the body off.
Remember from my past posts, your body is a like a plant that needs to be watered consistently by a hose without kinks. Stress in our lives adds kinks thus, the beginning stages of disease.
And all because why? We didn’t go with the flow. Change is inevitable and to learn how to “roll with the punches” or allow the change of tide to occur without us rowing against it is really the true mark of inner strength and calm. Sometimes, change is not always welcome. It can be sudden and possibly sad. This is when mourning that change is appropriate but at some point in time, turning the page to continue on growing is in favor. Think of the hyacinths growing in my garden right now. They are covered in an inch of snow in April but they are still standing, showing inner strength in the face of diversity.
So take a moment and go outside. Look at the buds on the trees, the daffodils that have started to sprout, or the hyacinths that are standing strong. And remember one thing…
The only thing constant is change.
Change.