You don't have to be ill to have acupuncture. Although acupuncture offers a fantastic way to treat different conditions and problems it also serves any body well who is in good health but wants to do everything possible to maintain it. Acupuncture comes from a long tradition of preventative health care. If you are in robust health you could choose have acupuncture seasonally. We are part of our living environment and there is a long history of acupuncture being used to help individuals adjust to each new season and to draw out the best the season has to offer in ourselves.
This idea comes from the theory of Five Elements which looks at how the natural world is reflected in us. To understand this we need to look at the seasons and how we feel in them. How are you in Spring? The natural world is busy nesting, mating, growing. This is the time the trees burst into life, birds adorn fantastic coloured plumage and the energy is said to be upward, pushing and expanding. How are you in this season? You are as much part of this natural world as any other organism within it. Sometimes our own energy can get very stuck in the spring, we want to get going but we can't or we have a burst of activity and wonder why we get a stiff back or go down with a cold. This is all about our own seasonal adjustment.
There are some wonderful acupuncture techniques that can be used this time of year. Ask me about it next time you are in.