Fall is primarily the time to prepare for winter...like the pioneers who canned food and put away roots to be able to feed themselves during the winter, fall is the time to strengthen the Lungs in preparation for Winter. Rebuilding Heart and Kidney energy is also important because their energy gets depleted over the course of the Summer. Usually the hottest weather is where the challenges are the greatest to the Heart and Kidneys. So to the extent you’ve experienced very hot weather over the Summer, to that extent your Heart and Kidney energy has been depleted and needs to be replenished. In addition to these key organs, the Digestive system also needs support as we move into Fall. While the Digestive system generally needs a boost at the end of each season, this is especially important in Autumn because your body needs to be as able as possible to digest and absorb nutrients as it prepares for Winter.
Acupuncture can help your body prepare for winter, by working on boosting the digestive system, tonifying the lungs, cooling the heart fire, and strengthening kidney energy. Acupuncture for seasonal changes can help prevent colds and flus once winter hits...because it's a hard season, where we need the most energy and have the least. Get ready...winter is coming and you want to be prepared!