Summer isn’t just for having fun under the sun, but also for healing yourself. In the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we learn that the season of summer is the time to focus on your heart’s energy and health. Summer Fire (known as the power of summer) in TCM is a great time of the year to enhance your Qi energy (known as the energy from our heart).
In TCM, the heart is considered the ruler of all organs, and its health is vital for overall well-being. If not correctly balanced, Summer Fire can result in an excess of heat that can affect the heart energy and lead to various health issues. To address this, TCM focuses on balancing Yin and Yang energies. During the summer, which is associated with Yang energy (Yang is hot), it is crucial to support the Yin aspect to counterbalance the excessive heat.
During summer the goal is balancing our Qi. A sign that we have an imbalance in our Qi is when our mind races with thoughts quicker than the heart can process. It is this day-to-day stress that many of us are familiar with. When Heart Qi is unbalanced, we experience symptoms such as:
- Poor Sleep
- Loss Of Appetite
There are many triggers that cause an imbalance in our Qi and many different conditions that we could experience from this circumstance. Our talented Acupuncturist Julie Silver discusses heart energy and how to improve it in her blog. Julie recommends acupuncture as one of the best ways to rebalance your Qi. Many of our valued clients have confirmed that they improved their energy and reduced anxiety after getting a few acupuncture sessions.
If you are stressed, not getting enough sleep, or just want to recharge, book an acupuncture session with us TODAY and improve your heart’s health. ❤️