The 24 Solar Terms for Life Nourishing – White Dew (September 7 to September 22)

The 24 solar terms, based on the sun’s position in the zodiac and measured by the bamboo pole shadow year around, were created in ancient China to guide the agricultural affairs and farming activities. Because the 24 solar terms reflect the changes in climate, natural phenomena, and other aspects of human life, it is important to follow the different terms to have proper clothing, food, exercise and so on. The 24 solar terms play important roles and have greatly influenced people’s basic needs in life, and they still have an important function nowadays. 

White Dew is the transition from summer to autumn. The temperature drops and the dew appears and becomes heavier. During this term, people with otolaryngology and/or respiratory issues should pay more attention to some chronic issues such as nasal discomfort, asthma, and bronchial disease. The dryness is the typical climatic feature of autumn. Keeping yourself hydrated is important. The food you eat should be easily digestive and light. Pears, grapefruits, grapes, and apples are the best fruit options. Chinese herbs such as American Ginseng, lily bulbs, and almond could be good options. Please consult with your Chinese medicine practitioners for the proper herb use. 

September 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.