by Nikki Vanacek, TCM practitioner, TCM Wellness Clinic
Have you noticed you are feeling more irritable at work, home, or practically everywhere? If yes, it’s probably because of the season changing from spring into summer. Being crabby or stressed is such an awful feeling, we tell ourselves that “if people at work would just did their job; I could do mine.” Or, “If I could come home to a clean house or if someone cared as much as I did, I wouldn’t be so crabby.” Things just seem to be MORE irritating when seasons change.
Spring into summer is the time when flowers pop through the earth, tree saps come to the surface, and our emotions tend break through the surface. Irritation is a yang emotion which is strong during spring because our Qi can get STUCK. Think what happens when the current of the ocean changes. Same principal, when the current of your Qi shifts, and becomes just a little out of balance - a Qi holy tidal wave!
- Eat green! Enjoy fresh, leafy greens, and sprouts to improve the balance the overall movement of Qi.
- Do more outdoor activities! Outside air helps Qi flow. If you have been feeling irritable, find an outdoor activity to smooth out Qi stagnation.
- Get acupuncture treatments! Acupuncture will not only balance your Qi but balance your emotions. Think of the acupuncture meridians like a highway system and your Qi is the flow of traffic. When there is a traffic jam there is an imbalance. Acupuncture insures that your flow of Qi or traffic keeps running smoothly. Our emotions are the driving force of most of our life, we need to have balance to live the life we want and acupuncture can help you achieve that!
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Nikki Vanacek is a Board Certified Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner and Certified Massage Therapist at TCM Wellness Clinic in Wayzata. She holds a Bachelors in Health Sciences and a Masters in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Science University. Nikki also has two years of advanced practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at The Courage Center in Golden Valley treating stroke, spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. She has also trained at a top ranked medical college in Tain Jin China.
At TCM Wellness Clinic, Nikki helps people achieve a healthier lifestyle by using Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Massage and Bodywork, and Health & Life Coaching. Her specialties include stroke management, emotional health issues, women’s menstrual health issues, such as menstrual discomfort and pain, hot flashes, night sweats, and digestive conditions in addition to treatment of many other temporary and chronic health conditions. Connect with Nikki at email@example.com or on Facebook.