In Chinese Medicine, Spring is associated with the Wood element, made evident by the green plant world, showing us growth, flexibility, and adaptability. The Wood element encompasses the energetic networks of the Liver and Gall Bladder, the Gall Bladder being regarded as the strategy oriented mapper and planner, and the Liver the general who executes the strategic plan. We strive to remain flexible as we grow into our unfolding plans, much like a vine growing around a rock “in the way.” The more we can declutter and free ourselves of known impediments, the better we are equipped to adapt to the ongoing changes that life inevitably presents. So, the notion of spring cleaning is totally synced up with Chinese Medicine theory. Let’s let go of old build up, clutter, and debris so that we may find ourselves inspired and renewed toward fresh, forward growth aligned with Spring’s momentum.
There are specific acupuncture points on the body to facilitate this process of letting go of energetic clutter and encourage the healthy engagement of Wood energy. It’s a great time to clean out your closets at home and come in for a treatment to do a similar freshening up!
In honor of Spring renewal, our excellent massage therapist, Jenny Bourdette Lusk, is offering a special. It is:
3 MASSAGES for $180 through April 30!
You can book with her through our online scheduler; just click the schedule button on the website.
In Asheville, Spring also brings with it the Best of WNC for the MountainXpress local publication. Please find time to vote for us in the Health and Wellness section. I have been fortunate enough to have won first place in the past, and I would be delighted to receive that honor again! The website for voting is http://www.mountainx.com
In closing, I’d like to share a haiku I wrote for Spring:
green soul peering out
through verdant windows of moss
while plum blossoms drift
Wishing you all a lovely, ever-so-fresh Spring!
Sally Robinson, L.Ac.