Why Does My Body Go Crazy in the Spring?!

According to Chinese Medicine, each season has its own energy pattern, playing a role in the cycle of growth and rest every year. Winter is a time for hibernation and rest. Springtime brings forth new life and rejuvenation. Summer represents the effulgence and peak of energy and motion.  Autumn transitions us back into the restful state of winter.

Many people find that the transition times between the seasons are the most difficult for them. Adjustment can be challenging when there is an imbalance in the body. But why is Springtime often the most difficult transition, you ask? Here’s why.

In the winter, our energy goes deep into hibernation. We spend more time indoors, we snuggle up to keep warm, we sleep more, and spend less time doing. Spring is literally a rising of energy. New energy is building up as Summer approaches, and if we are not balanced this can be chaotic for the body. It doesn’t know what to do with all of this new energy!

Symptoms of energy imbalance in Spring can include irritability, headaches, increased muscle tension, allergies, insomnia, menstrual issues, flare ups of chronic conditions, restlessness, and bouts of depression. It’s no wonder we feel like we’re going crazy!

But fear not! Acupuncture can help! Acupuncture works to rebalance the body. Your acupuncturist can identify and diagnose exactly what’s out of balance and give you a relaxing treatment that will level you out and help you with seasonal transitions and accompanying symptoms.