Please reload

October 6, 2015

 

 

 

Fall- its that time of year when the warmth of the sun starts fading, the yang energy subsiding as the yin energy of darkness, cold, stillness,  increases.  There is a slowing down, an introspection as we draw inwards both physically and emotionally. In autumn we bid farewell to the abundance of summer and start preparing for the hibernation, or hunkering down, that is to come.

 

In Chinese Medicine, autumn is the season of the Metal element. Metal reflects our core issues, the most refined part of ourselves; an analogy is that of ore found deep within a mountain.  The emotion connected with Metal is grief or sadness. The climate associated with metal is dry, while the sense organ and sense associated with it is the nose and smell. The organs connected with the Metal element are the Lungs and the Large Intestine, which reflect the nature of the season, the letting go. 

 

 

Lungs and Large Intestine

The Lungs and the Large Intestine are both organs of...

Headaches and the Role of Acupuncture Treatment

 

Who hasn’t had a headache in their life?  It is certainly one of the most common symptoms seen in clinical practice.  The International Headache Society currently classifies headaches into 3 major categories:

 

Primary headaches

  • Migraine

  • Tension-type headache

  • Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias

  • Other primary headache disorders

Secondary headaches

Headache attributed to

  • trauma or injury to the head and/or neck

  • cranial or cervical vascular disorder

  • non-vascular intracranial disorder

  • a substance or its withdrawal

  • infection

  • disorder of homoeostasis

  • disorder of the cranium, neck, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, teeth, mouth or other facial or cervical structure

  • psychiatric disorder

Painful cranial neuropathies, other facial pains and other headaches

  • Painful cranial neuropathies and other facial pains

  • Other headache disorders

 

Diagnosis with Tradi...

Please reload

Please reload

Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Featured Posts

 

 

 

Fall- its that time of year when the warmth of the sun starts fading, the yang energy subsiding as the yin energy of darkness, cold, stillness,  in...

Preparing for the Fall- A Chinese Medicine Perspective

October 6, 2015

1/2
Please reload

Archive
Please reload

© Updated 2019. Crossing Point Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

  • b-facebook
  • Twitter Round
  • b-googleplus