TCM Winter Care Tips

We just had the first snow of the year not long ago. Winter is coming.
Winter is the season for the kidney meridian energy and about energy storage. Kidney meridian energy is the fundamental energy for other internal organs and body growth and development. Deficient kidney meridian energy could cause soreness of the lower back and knees, cold limbs, frequent urination (day and/or night), fertility issues, hearing issue, hair issues, (hair loss, gray hairs) bone density
issues, and so on.

The warming foods such as: cabbage, kale mustard greens, onions, garlic, winter squash, leeks, chives, scallions, seeds, and nuts, most meats, including chicken and lamb, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves, dry ginger, basil and rosemary are preferred in winter. However, it will need to be based on individual constitutions. Any cold, raw food and overeating should be avoided.

Sleeping early at night, staying warm, minor and no intensive exercise are important things to do to reserve more kidney meridian energy. If you have any concerns about the winter food and your personal situations, please consult with Bruce Sun for the Chinese medicine nutritional information.

November 2020, Chunchieh Bruce Sun, CAc, MSOM, Dipl OM is offering acupuncture and Chinese medicine services to patients who are free of symptoms at Ommani. 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.