March 20 is the date for this year's Autumn Equinox. This is the day when the hours of light and dark are in balance, a great time to check in with yourself and see where you might need to address the balance in your life. Are you looking after yourself as well as everyone else? After this date the nights will become longer and the temperature will cool as we head to winter.
Autumn is a great reminder of the impermanence of everything, it can help us grow more appreciative of all the beauties that surround us and can challenge us to live every day to the fullest. It is because of the stunning colours of autumn that it has always been my favourite season. It also feels like the air is softer at this time of year. Watch as the leaves turn and fall and remind yourself to also let go and release all that is no longer necessary in your life.
In Chinese medicine autumn is the season to nurture our two biggest organs of elimination, the lungs and large intestine. This is the season to boost our immunity before the winter colds and flu season begins. Are you tired of getting sick every winter or seeing your partner or kids come down with all manner of bugs? Then come in now for a course of treatments and let go of your old response to winter. Please remember that it is also of great benefit to come in for a treatment when you do get sick. You'll get over your cold or flu so much more quickly and with a lot less suffering.
March is also an excellent time to get involved in my Wellness Workshops on Sat afternoons at 3pm. As it is the season of letting go what better time to attend "Optimal Body, Optimal Health" (Mar 2nd) and let go of the weight you no longer need and breath in a new sustainable lifestyle of great health and well being. With the support of Acupuncture, Herbs and Emotional Freedom Technique you will soon be looking and feeling fabulous.
The food we eat has a huge impact on our immune system so attend "Food as Medicine" (Mar 9th) to learn about nourishing yourself at all levels, understanding the medicinal nature of food and the changes to make in your diet to keep your immunity strong for this winter. If you are serious about weight loss combine this workshop with "Optimal Body, Optimal Health".
Seasonal Healing is one of the best ways to remind ourselves that it is time to re-evaluate our health. "Live in Harmony with the Rhythms of Nature" (Mar 23rd) is all about reconnecting with your own daily rhythms as well as nature's cycles so the Autumn equinox is a fabulous time to honour the change of season and create new, healthy habits.
Come along, bring your friends and be inspired. Package deals are available if you would like to attend more than one workshop. If you have already attended a workshop come along for a refresher at 1/2 price. Please book through Oriental Wisdom.
Have you come in to visit me at Wholistic Natural Medicine
yet? It is such a wonderful space. HICAPS is now up and running and my new prices take effect Mar 5th
Initial Consultations remain at $95
Follow up consultations will become $80
Concession rates for Seniors and Full-time students is 10% off so $85.50 initially and $72 for follow up
1/2 hr follow up consultations for children under 12 will be $60
I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you soon at WNM
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Wellness Workshops
Suite 2, 372 Anzac Pde (near Barker St) Kingsford.
Ph: 9662 4634