Spring has now truly sprung. The yellows and whites of daffodils have now given way to all the colours in the spectrum – various shades of tulips from yellow to orange to red, blue iris’s, the hot pink and bright orange of azaleas, delicate and deep pink and white of tree blossoms (did you see the all the cherry blossoms of Japan, known as Sakura on Spring watch?).
Nature is particularly colourful at this time of year, also with all its new fresh green growth seen especially on trees now slowly coming into bud. Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth echoed in nature. Birds making nests and hatching out their young, lambs being born in the fields. It is a time of get up and go and busyness, after the long, cold hibernation of winter. It is a time for new ideas, for new plans, new starts.
Patients can come with complaints of seasonal maladies – migraines/headaches, hay fever, aching limbs and muscles. Some patients need easing into the season, unwilling to wake up fully to the upsurge of energy that Spring brings. Five element acupuncture takes the seasons into account; there are various “seasonal” points that can be used, where necessary. So if you feel you need a seasonal boost, don’t hesitate to get in touch.