Traditional Acupuncture – Seasonal Changes – Spring and Summer

springAs our long-awaited spring finally arrives and the cycles of nature affect plants and animals alike -so it is with humanity.  The rising elemental ‘wood’ energy has us re occupying our gardens and outside spaces for work and leisure.  In Chinese medicine the drive towards sporting and academic achievement is a strong one.  Also, completion of projects (often long-term) becomes a focus for many at this time of year, for example, redecorating your home, enrolling onto a college course or signing up to take part in a charity fundraising event such as, the Great North Run.

It may surprise you to learn that the change in season from winter to spring/summer, the brighter weather conditions and longer days associated with the season change can lead to an upsurge of enquiries and bookings for traditional acupuncture.  You might think this is due to over doing the gardening, or over training for an upcoming event, while this is sometimes the case, other factors including bodily cravings can lead to people requesting traditional acupuncture treatments.

The energy of spring often has people considering doing something about health problems that they have had for months or even years.  In addition, the warmer weather and natures flurry of activities can bring on symptoms of hayfever, hot flushes and headaches.  A lack of energy and motivation can seem more obvious to the sufferer when those around them significantly increase their activity levels.

Whatever brings you to the decision to consult a traditional acupuncturist, you can rest assured that they can help provide answers to your questions and practical help with your problems.

At times of change it can be important to recognise and implement any appropriate changed required to establish and maintain wellbeing.

Traditional acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine, having been practiced for over 3000 years.  There is sound and increasingly well researched base of knowledge surrounding acupuncture, included within this is how mankind is affected and influenced by external factors such as climate, activity, food and drink.

There are many roads which lead a person to seek traditional acupuncture treatments, whatever the reason may be, our traditional acupuncturists at Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic are well trained, have many years’ experience and knowledge, and will tailor their acupuncture treatments to the individual, explaining the process every step of the way.

The initial assessment and diagnostic process for acupuncture patients is based upon traditional principles, and can help to make sense of your symptoms, as well as possible strategies and behaviours for relieving them.

Acupuncture can help with a wide range of conditions including:Acu_head1

·         Anxiety

·         Depression

·         Eczema & psoriasis

·         Endometriosis

·         Fibromyalgia

·         Premenstrual Syndrome

·         Sinusitis

Acupuncture is also an ideal accompanying therapy for those with musculoskeletal conditions or sporting injuries. Therapists at Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic work closely and are able to cross-refer patients to other services within the clinic to ensure the patient receives a bespoke treatment plan most suited to their needs.

Further information on acupuncture and the conditions our traditional acupuncturists can help with can be found here.

Should you be unsure as to whether acupuncture would be a suitable form of therapy for you or if you would like to talk to one of our traditional acupuncturists about how acupuncture could help you, our therapists are available at our Newcastle city centre clinic on Mondays and Fridays, contact the clinic to arrange a telephone triage session or to book your appointment.