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Get Ready for Spring

Posted Feb 10 2009 11:00am

No doubt you have noticed we are still in the middle of winter.  However I also hope you have noticed the lengthening days – it is still light outside at 5:30pm!!!!

For me this is a harbinger of spring.  It is time to start thinking about all those things we like to do when spring comes – baseball, bicycling, long walks, feeling the warmth of the sun.

For some it is an all together different experience.  For some it is a time of misery, when seasonal allergies rear their ugly heads.  The time of year to start getting allergy shots, going back on medications that make you drowsy and slow is now upon us. Ugh!!!!!

I always think of my cousin who I would watch suffer from this most of the year.  I have to admit it was painful to watch.

Well, this time of year starts me thinking of what one needs to do to prepare for spring’s arrival.  Within Chinese medicine we concentrate on prevention and NOW is the time to start working on preventing the reaction to spring time allergies.  Now is the time to start thinking about cleaning out your body and getting your energy back up and into gear.  Now is the time to start thinking about the menu that will change once the warmer weather arrives.

I would love to have a conversation with you about all these matters.  We could discuss ways in which Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help you lessen the severity of allergic reactions to spring time allergens.  We could discuss food ideas and recipes.  We could discuss ways to strengthen your defenses and energies.
Our new President is preaching about change.  I think we should heed his call and make up our minds to change the way we live.  Let’s get healthy and energetic, let’s start that spring cleaning a little early and get moving.  Let’s change for the better.

Call me now to make an appointment at 301-495-0303.  My office is located near the Silver Spring Metro station and is convenient to Washington DC.

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