Autumn Season and TCM

According to Chinese medicine, the season of autumn is associated with the concepts of harvest and ready for winter (storage). The lung and large intestine meridians are related to the season. The Lungs are the tender organs because they are the uppermost organs in the body and can easily have an invasion of wind, cold and dryness. With autumn around the corner, it can have unpredictable temperatures and dryness. People can easily have lung issues, such as fall allergies, colds, coughing, dry itchy skin, and/or constipation.

Resting early at night and rising early in the morning is a piece of ancient Chinese advice. A gentle stretch exercise such as Qi Gong or Tai Chi Chuan is recommended. Foot soaking for 15 to 20 minutes before bed can be beneficial. Honey and pear are great resources to nourish the body. Avoid spicy food, which could worsen the respiratory and skin conditions.

A healthy lung meridian circulates the protective energy, also known as the immune system, and surrounds the whole body. The lung meridian descends the Qi. If it goes the opposite way, it will trigger a person to cough. 

Autumn is a good time to strengthen the Qi to prepare for winter. Please consult with Bruce Sun to get a tune-up acupuncture treatment.

October 2020, Chunchieh Bruce Sun, CAc, MSOM, Dipl OM joined Ommani in July 2020 offering acupuncture and Chinese medicine services to patients who are free of symptoms.  He’s available on Mondays and Fridays. Call our office at 262.695.5311 to schedule an appointment.  Bruce is always open to speaking with people in advance to discuss care concerns.