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Resetting Your Energy for Autumn: Good Health & Balance

Autumn garden, New York City

Autumn garden, New York City

The ancient Chinese healing systems suggest adapting our behaviors with the seasons for optimum health of body mind & spirit. Through Feng Shui, herbal healing, acupuncture, acupressure, QiQong, tai chi,… the focus is on maintaining balance, thus preventing health problems as much as possible. It is typical in China, or even in the Chinese neighborhoods of New York City and San Francisco for instance to see many people (including senior citizens) doing tai chi in public parks every morning. This activity stimulates energy of mind and body, enlivening the spirit as well. For over 35 years I have been studying the wisdom traditions of China and bringing this wisdom to the West.

The threat of Swine flue this year makes the season change a little more risky, so it is even more important to build up our immune systems starting now and throughout the Autumn. After speaking to my herbalist today, who said that many more people than usual have already been coming to her with cough, respiratory and colds, I am bringing back a few of her tips that I like to share with you:

The Yin and Yang energy within our system is resetting, so, it is best that we should avoid cold drinks or snack if possible. We should be sure to drink plenty of water and herbal teas to detox and flush out replaced cells. There are different kinds of herbal drinks and soups that the Chinese cook for transitional season like this, but, for western people, intake more fluid or fruits of a soothing nature like pears or berries can be helpful as substitute. The objective in the Chinese healing system at this time is to “Nurture and moisten our systems” that strengthen our kidneys, brighten our sight, moisten our lung and calm our hearts. Staying away from fried food now would be helpful and needed since the air would be getting drier and dehydrating foods take a toll on our bodies. If you are serious in the natural way of preventive healing, try to steep this tea at night before you retire: steep a few chrysanthemum flowers with Goji fruit (or sugarless Goji juice) for a few minutes before you drink it warm. To promote quality rest that builds the immune system, you could dip your feet in warm water that can help relax you.

Before the rush of the holiday seasons, correct the energy of your home as I posted here. And before the weather gets too cold, maximize the chance for meeting of the minds with your love ones through using the energy from outdoor as I posted here. If you like to keep busy and make some changes at home, follow the Five Elements guideline here that can help to improve the grades of your child. A well know Chinese proverb, “Success is having good timing, networking and location (Feng Shui)” and you can click here to learn how to put all the elements together to work for you. And, of course, you can visit my website for information about the ancient art and science of Feng Shui and my background as a Feng Shui Master.

If you live in the New York Tri-state area, tune in on 9/13/2009 Sunday at 7:30pm in WNYE NYC TV network to see my interview by host Sue Robinson about Feng Shui.

Good luck as you rejuvenate, recharge and refresh for better body, mind, spirit and environment too!