Traditionally, in China, these treatments are given to all patients in an acupuncturists's practice to strengthen the body for the upcoming season. During the summer solstice week it is the time to capitalize on treating heat conditions. Whether we need to drain or stoke fire, now is the time to gain some ground on heat symptoms such as; insomnia, anxiety, night sweats, hot flashes, hot hands and feet, excessive sweating, etc. Or if we need to tonify and create warmth we treat conditions such as poor circulation, cold hands and feet, chronic diarrhoea due to cold, aches and pains that improve with heat, etc.
If you haven't been treated in a while, this is a good time to check in and get a tune up! Happy summer everyone!
To stay hydrated please combine 1/3 coconut water, 1/3 filtered water, 1/3 non sweetened juice with a pinch of natural salt. It's your own homemade electrolyte drink with no added flavorings or colors. Enjoy!