Chinese medicine and Springtime

Chinese medicine offers support for emotional balance

According to the calendar we are in the midst of Spring, despite the wintery weather we have been experiencing in Central Oregon. No doubt warm days are on the horizon and now is the perfect time to prepare for outdoor activities, socializing, and a return to the larger community.

Chinese Medicine and Spring

In Chinese Medicine, springtime is associated with the wood element, a time of renewal, expansion and flexibility. This is a time when the body’s Yang energy rises, like new growth from the earth, fresh, new, green, flexible and open to possibility. Emotionally, the wood element is associated to anger and justice, so this can also be a powerful emotional time as we transition from winter to spring and adjust to a changing world.

How can we remain open and flexible during this time? There are many cultural adjustments going on right now, which inevitably lead to personal adjustments. For some, these past two years have been an opportunity to go deeper within to discover previously untapped resources for peace of mind and wholeness. For others, it has been a time of triggered anxiety, depression and fear which might leave some in a fragile state of being.

For those who struggle with ongoing change and uncertainty, we offer Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine is a holistic healing art that addresses the mind, body and spirit. With this modality we are able to treat physical problems stemming from stress, anxiety, depression, irritability and anger and apathy, helping patients to recover a more natural zest for life.

The idea of holistically restoring health is well understood under the auspices of Chinese medicine to be more than merely the absence of disease. As Chinese medicine practitioners, we focus on maintaining harmony throughout the body with the understanding that the body is an integrated whole. This way we able to provide supportive care for patients with serious illnesses and chronic health conditions.

Chinese medicine believes that all aspects of a person must be in balance to achieve good health and therefore happiness. Recognizing that symptoms signify imbalance, and understanding that imbalances lead to disease, symptoms should be resolved. Imbalances that are treated early are easier to resolve. Symptoms that are successfully treated early on do not lead to chronic health issues that are much more difficult to overcome.

David Watts

David Watts

David Watts, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MTOM

The focus of my healing practice has been in the psycho/emotional realm. I have personally benefitted greatly from working with Chinese medicine, breath work, body work and many integrative modalities.

David offers a complimentary 15 Discovery Call for new clients to learn more about Chinese medicine and the integrative modalities that are available at the Hawthorn Healing Arts Center. To learn more and to schedule an appointment call 541-330-0334 or use our online form below.

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