October

October 8, 2015

Autumn in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Autumn is a transitional period in Chinese Medicine terms; it is a preparation for winter. The winter solstice is the height of Yin (cooling, calming, sedate, internal) whereas the summer solstice is the height of Yang (activating, warming, rising). Traditionally it is the time of harvest, taking things in and storing them. As this happens in the external world so to our body follows this pattern internally. Our energy starts to become more withdrawn in order to sustain us when […]