Category: Seasonal Changes

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Pain and Cold Weather

by Michaela McClintock, LAc, DAc February 2021 Chances are, if you ran into your acupuncturist outside of the office this time of year you may not recognize her. But it is not because she is trying to go incognito. She is bundling up to stay warm to preserve and protect her Qi. Living in harmony […]


Winter is Coming!

by Michaela McClintock, LAc, DAc November 2020 As the season shifts from fall to winter, environmental and temperature changes can affect your body. Here are the top three things you can do to keep your Qi healthy during wintertime! 1. Protect your Qi. The longest channel in the body runs from the forehead to the back […]


Seasonal changes can cause imbalance in the body

November 2018 In Chinese Medicine, it is believed that our bodies are a microcosm of the world around us. As the season shifts from fall to winter, the environmental changes affect our bodies. Just as there are places on our planet that are dry (deserts, Arizona, the Sahara), damp (rainforests, Florida), hot (deserts, places near the equator), cold (North Pole, Iceland) and windy (Antarctica, Mt. […]