So what does the Winter mean from a Chinese Medicine perspective? Well, according to Chinese Medicine Winter is ruled by the water element and its meridians (Kidney and Bladder).
During this time it is not unusual for me to see an increase of clients with issues such as anxiety, low mood, tiredness, low back pain, vertigo and headaches.
If you are experiencing these type of symptoms then why not book in for a shiatsu treatment. I would do a full consultation, treatment and offer you some self-help techniques to help balance your water energy.
- Eat the following seasonal foods
Root vegetables such as carrots, celery, squashes , parsnips, potatoes and turnips.
Dark green and leafy vegetables, such as cabbage, asparagus, lettuce and watercress
Rye, quinoa, millet, oats and barley
Miso, soy sauce, seaweeds
Apples and pears
Black beans, mung beans or aduki beans
Garlic and ginger
Sauerkraut or kimchee
Micro-algae (chorella, spirulina, wild blue-green)