Winter - the organs, symptoms and emotions of this season in the light and perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Finally winter seems to arrived. With it, many symptoms and diseases tend to manifest themselves. Examples are colds and / or sciatica pain - as the cold contracts the tissues and muscles, aggravating the pre-existing condition.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, winter is associated with the Water element, Kidney organ and Fear emotion. It is also the most Yin season of all, symbolizing a time of conservation and introspection. It is therefore natural for the human being to feel more introspective and withdrawn. By recognizing each season's own energy we can better understand our own disposition. Nature “speaks to us” by mirroring these and other conditions that can also be verified in the Human Being himself. This is what this ancient medicine tells us, whose observance of universal laws and nature has allowed us to better understand our body and its behaviors, as well as the predisposition to certain diseases or symptoms and, consequently, choose the most appropriate and effective treatments.
This season of cold and rain can aggravate some conditions as already mentioned. Many tendon-muscle pains and disorders, or even pathologies such as arthritis, can worsen in winter as the cold "contracts" and the humidity "weighs" and even tends to "stagnate" the circulation.
In these cases it is important not only to relieve pain but to strengthen and warm up the vital areas and energy of the body. Of the various treatments in Chinese medicine, acupuncture to regulate meridians and relieve pain is often associated with herbal medicine and moxibustion for internal heating and toning of affected organs / systems.
Colds and flu are also common at this time, especially if you already have some weakness in your defensive and immune system. Once again Chinese medicine has a quick and effective response to such symptoms. If treated on the first or second day, only acupuncture and cupping therapy in one session will be sufficient to eliminate flu symptoms, thus preventing not only the aggravation of the disease but also taking more “aggressive” medication for the body.
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