Chinese medicine and acupuncture are one of the cornerstones of Naturopathic medical practise. Based on the 5 elements (earth, water, wood, fire, metal) the associated organs follow cycles of regeneration and control based on the elements and time of year.
The change of season from hot, active, Yang energy of summer into the cooler, storing, Yin energy of the fall and winter causes a shift all around us and within us too.
According to Chinese Medicine, late summer or early fall is a time for supporting the Earth element and it's associated organs - Stomach and Spleen.
This time of the year is particularly important if you have digestive issues such as diarrhea, bloating, gas, heartburn, acidity or bleeding. The Spleen is the TCM equivalent of the physical organ, the pancreas, which produces digestive enzymes and helps regulate blood sugar levels via the secretion of insulin and glucagon.
Eating nourishing, cooling foods which support and strengthen the digestive system are key to a proper Fall Detox - in tune with the elements!
Dr. Angeli Chitale ND has been in private practice in Toronto since 2000. Healing from within is her approach to patient care - addressing the root cause of illness on all levels (mental, emotional and physical). Dr. Chitale has taught herbal medicine and is certified in treatment of thyroid and endocrine health - her clinical area of focus.