In our modern world, where we can stay cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold, we often forget that what happens outside also happens inside ourselves. We are influenced by the same natural laws that govern the seasons and the movement of day and night. The ancient Chinese people knew that by harmonizing themselves with these rhythms and cyclic changes, they could maintain good health and wellbeing for a long abundant life. We as a society have lost our connection to these rhythms and have suffered because of it. In Chinese Medicine, many modern ills can be attributed to this lost wisdom such as fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, seasonal affective disorder and irritable bowel syndrome, to name a few.

Have you noticed the days are getting shorter? Try going to bed an hour earlier to attune yourself with the season. Adequate sleep boosts immune function. Enjoy the cooler weather!