Spring in Acupuncture
In 5 elements acupuncture, spring is a time of rising energy, new opportunities, and new beginnings. It corresponds with the ‘Wood’ element. Just as the wood/tree blooms and blossoms again, so can we.
When the ‘wood’ element within us is balanced, we are able to see opportunities and have new beginnings and to make plans for our future. However, if this energy is imbalanced, we feel anger and frustration about our own life or about others in our life. Those feelings, with time, might lead to symptoms such as headaches, menstrual imbalances, pain, and more. As we balance the anger, frustration and resentment, we feel more compassionate and forgiving towards people or situations that didn’t work out, which enables us to be free of those imbalanced emotions so we can move on in our life.
Spring also corresponds with the sinews in our body – it’s time to stretch and move towards our goals.