Winter is a time when many of us feel especially drained. We might need more energy to do the things we enjoy or even feel productive with our daily chores. If you feel like all motivation has gone in these winter months, this isn’t unusual.
Winter is significantly darker than summer times. As such, our bodies prepare more Melatonin, the hormone that makes us sleepy. We might also be getting less vitamin D from the sun. And finally, it’s just hard to get out of bed in the morning when it’s already cold and bleak.
Chinese Medicine could help with your energy levels and give you the boost you need to get back on your tasks. At Acubody, we provide a wide range of treatments to treat fatigue.
In traditional Chinese medicine, your energy, “Qi”, consists of two primary energy forces: Yin and Yang. Yin energy is often described as slow and cold. This is because it derives from quiet activities like resting, meditation and breathing. Yang energy, in comparison, is fast and hot and comes from bursts of physical and mental activities.
Chinese medicine aims to balance the energies within your body and avoid hyper-nurturing one over the other. During the winter months, favouring more quiet and restful activities is common. As a result, however, we might not feel as energized as we’d like. Our Yang energy is low.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine is still heavily based on the herbal supplements humans have used for centuries. Herbs like ginseng root or astragalus can chase fatigue away. They help increase energy and make you ready to take on the day. Chinese medical experts can advise you on which herbal concoctions you might add to your diet to stay alert and cheerful through winter.
Qigong is an exercise practice that involves slow, dynamic movements. These are designed to get your blood and qi flowing. Doing such exercises for 10-20 minutes during these cold winter mornings can be a great way to find more energy within yourself.
Acupuncture is one of the best-known practices in Chinese medicine. This treatment inserts thin needles into the skin at Meridian points, stimulating the body’s energies. Acupuncture is said to have the most rapid results in stimulating Qi.
Most importantly, Acupuncture is known to ease anxieties and stress, which might be draining your energy levels this winter.
If you’re looking for a way to end your winter blues, why not contact the best acupuncturist in London? At Acubody, we work with you to develop a holistic treatment plan using traditional Chinese medicine. We help rebalance your energy to drive winter fatigue and discomfort away.
Get in touch with us today to book a consultation.