Winter represents the most Yin aspect in Chinese Medicine. Yin represents the dark, cold, slow, inward energy and a time of deep nourishment and rest.
Let’s explore six ways Chinese medicine can help you stay balanced and supported this season.
1. Supporting the Yang for Seasonal Wellness
- Lighting Candles for added warmth and light: On those cold winter nights, light a candle to provide some light and warmth during the shorter days and longer evenings.
- Using spices with warming and circulation-supporting properties: Add warming spices like nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and cardamom to cooking and baking for circulation support.
- Bringing in nature’s essential oils from the forest: Your home will smell pleasant, provide therapeutic benefits, and lift your mood with the natural essential oils from the Christmas tree.