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Keeping Healthy in Autumn

Keeping Healthy in Autumn

Traditional Chinese medicine advice for health and harmony in the fall season


Fall is here!  Days are getting shorter, weather is getting cooler, and the natural world is moving into its dormant phase: leaves and fruits wither and fall, seeds dry, tree sap descend to the roots.  The seasonal change also affects our bodies– particularly the skin and immune system, leading to drier skin and an increase in colds, coughs, and allergies.  Ancient Chinese doctors noted that a key element to keeping healthy (in any season) is to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature, to adjust lifestyle according to the energies of the seasons.  Here are some simple tips for harmonious living in fall:
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