For most acugeeks, you'd probably understand the nuances of the statement.
For those of you doing the Colbert eyebrow raise at me (you know the one), let me explain.
Springtime is usually associated with Wind (and the organ Liver, the colour Green, the element of Wood and the direction, East). It is a time of blossoming after a sleepy winter and the time when the woody stems of trees and plants start bursting forth with vigour and life as it is the start of a new year.
And I may start digressing into a long post about the season of spring and all that it entails but spring is a busy time for most of us and I don't want to bog you down with too many academic details for now. There is too much sunshine happening out there and we want to be out there soaking it in! But if you're really dying to know more, this link (to acufinder.com) is a great place to do some reading on springtime TCM associations!
I wrote this article for Darou Wellness (it is in the editing process right now but will be live soon!) and wanted to post it here in my blog because it is an important reminder ( MOSTLY FOR MYSELF ) for all of us to unplug ourselves from our routines every so often. We seem to be floored in our lives and I'm finding that we are almost slaves to our routines and to our tech. Not to mention our grueling work schedules which have changed immensely not only in the last century but yet again and just within the last two generations!
It struck me a few weeks ago that almost everyone I knew in my social circle seemed to be talking about “burnout” and needing self care days but feeling unable to fit them into their weekly schedule. I have friends that juggle at least three different part-time jobs (I myself qualify as one of those working now in three different clinics across the GTA); some struggle with one full-time job but have the additional responsibility of children or e...
One of the most common things I am asked is whether acupuncture can be used to assist somebody going through IVF. It’s a good question and worth taking a closer look as it seems to be something that comes up A LOT in my conversations with patients, friends and family when I talk about my work. Before I begin however, I wish to add that I cannot discuss IVF without some mention of some of the mechanisms involving infertility, which contribute to the need of some people in seeking IVF to assist them in the process of getting pregnant. You’ll find some mention of the causes of infertility scattered in several portions of this article as you read through it.
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According to the Collins Online Dictionary, IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) “is the process of helping a woman to have a baby in which an egg is removed from one of her ovaries, fertilized outside her body, and then replaced in her womb".