Spring to it

Ah early spring, really early spring it seems. We have little flowers in the yard, well until the deer ate them last night.

The golf courses are going, runners abound, it’s the magical time when we ski in the morning and rush down for a quick round of golf.

But wait what happens the next morning, you hurt all over? How could that be? Ah it’s the waking from hibernation time.

This is my favorite time of year in the clinic, not only is there some sun shinning in the windows but there is the most diversity in people coming into the clinic. It’s a big variety of injuries, tears, sprains and pulls.

The longer I practice the more I follow the old texts on health in Chinese Medicine. They warn of approaching Spring with respect, slowly opening the body to the new season and DON’T GO CRAZY with exercise. Rushing out to dig the garden, plant the flowers, go for a run.

Winter is still the most ‘hibernating’ time for us. Our body’s get a bit out of shape. We get a bit more rest than other seasons and that is a good thing. Our minds they seem to skip that and think we can just go back to exactly what we where doing in the fall.

Do yourself a favor and take it easy for the first couple of weeks. Rake the lawn over the weekend not the next 4 hours. You will be glad you did.

But for the other 98% of us, I will be standing by in the clinic.

Be Well,
Ward Willison
Acupuncture & Other Natural Therapies

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