You can probably feel it in the air – that gathering energy that happens towards the end of the year. It tells us that the year is nearly over, that Christmas is coming, that soon we get to take a break and celebrate the year with family and friends. Unfortunately, we can also be feeling pretty stressed, worn down, and overwhelmed at this time of year, so what should be a nice transition into the festive season can lead to frayed relationships, unhappy work days, pressing deadlines, and poor lifestyle and diet choices as we desperately try to make it to the end in one piece.
Often times, when we do make it to the Christmas break after a stressful last month, we then may feel entitled to over-indulge in all the things that come along with the season: we may eat a lot of heavy foods at social events, drink too much, and stay out late. No judgement here, but we’re all adults, and we know that these things have consequences. It doesn’t take a big leap of logic to realise that piling these excesses onto an already struggling system is just going to make the New Year less pleasant than it ought to be.
Fortunately, Chinese Medicine is here to help. We have specific acupuncture protocols and herbal medicine formulas to both get you to the end of the year in one piece, and help you deal with the digestive and energy problems arising from all those hard-to-resist festive treats and behaviours. They say prevention is better than cure, but we’ve got both! So whether you’re slaving like a peasant or partying like an emperor, book in soon, for some extra holiday help.