We are now long past the Autumn equinox and have headed into the time of year where in Traditional Chinese Medicine we call the Earth Element.
The Earth element governs the organs of the Spleen, pancreas and stomach and lies in the Indian Summer, between our summer days and the wet and windy autumn that will head our way shortly.
I sometimes call this part of Autumn Libra Autumn, it is usually sunny with blue skies and gorgeous colours in the trees.
It won`t be long until that changes and we head into Scorpio Autumn where the leaves drop and things get decidedly a little more gloomy. This phase of Autumn in traditional chinese medicine is known as the Metal elements and governs the Lungs and the large intestine.
It is very common to develop respiratory infections at this time of year as the dampness sets in. We can already see the grass is so much wetter in the mornings and the loveliest toadstools and mushrooms are thriving due to the damp conditions. Whilst this is a necessary part of life and our ecosystems, it can cause havoc with an immune system that has dropped it`s defenses.
I see people`s blood test results daily in clinic and one of the things that stands out is the amount of people who`s white blood cells have dropped low. That is a red flag that their immune systems are less than ideal.
I`ll be delivering a webinar on Wednesday the 19th of October at 7pm all about immunity, what causes it to drop and what you can do to strengthen it. This webinar is free to my clients and is £5 for non-clients.
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