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Autumn

Health Tips

Each season throughout the year has energetic forces that you have to adapt to, physically and emotionally. So let’s take a look at what to keep an eye out for throughout autumn - the Metal season.

Feeling a Little Melancholy?

On the emotional health side, there is a tendency to feel a touch of melancholy every year in autumn. This includes feelings of sadness and depression. These kinds of feelings tend to come when we shift back to standard time, and the days grow shorter.


Did you know that in autumn, if your lungs are weak, you may be predisposed to feeling sad?


Signs of the Season

During autumn, you always need to be mindful of the health of your lungs and large intestine, and be vigilant in noticing weaknesses like:

  • Early onset of colds.
  • Minor skin problems becoming more serious.
  • Flare-ups of asthma.
  • Recognize and Manage Stress

    Intense jolts, or prolonged periods of stress can undermine the strength of your immune system and leave you vulnerable to illness. Many of us today are suffering from the cumulative impact of pervasive stress, caused by worries about terrorism, finances, a suspect food supply, environmental pollution, among others - all in addition to the “normal” day-to-day pressures of living. Considering this, it’s important to become more conscientious about improving and maintaining the strength of your immune system.

    What You Can Do

    You have built-in capacities to become and stay healthy, and there are things you can do to build your resistance to illness.

    Here are a few suggestions for staying healthy this autumn:

  • Practice your stress reduction methods.
  • If you don’t have a stress reduction practice, learn
    Tai Chi Chuan
    or Chi Kung.

  • Consult with an Oriental medical practitioner.
  • Practice deep breathing.

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    IMPORTANT: All information on this Web site is provided for educational use only and not meant to substitute for the advice of a local Oriental Medicine practitioner, biomedical doctor, experienced coach, or martial arts instructor.