Pain management may restore your energy

Arthritis,heart problems,back pain,frozen shoulder,asthma,many of the various health problems that seem to be coming in winter while the climate is cold and wet. Preventing these diseases is more important than waiting until after you have suffered from them.

The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on health, replenish energy and conserve strength.

Winter is ruled by the Water element, which is associated with the Kidneys, Bladder and Adrenal Glands. The Kidneys are considered the source of all energy or “Qi” within the body. They store all the reserve Qi in the body so that it can be used in times of stress and change, or to heal, prevent illness, and age gracefully.

During the winter months, it is important to nurture and nourish our Kidney Qi; it is the time where this energy can be most easily depleted. Our bodies are instinctively expressing the fundamental principles of winter – rest, reflection, conservation and storage.

The Nei Ching, an ancient Chinese classic, advises people to go to sleep early and rise late, after the sun's rays have warmed the atmosphere a bit. This preserves your own Yang Qi for the task of warming in the face of cold.

Eating warm hearty soups, whole grains, and roasted nuts help to warm the body’s core and to keep us nourished. Sleep early, rest well, stay warm, and expend a minimum quantity of energy.

If you feel tired and drained, you are not alone. "Lack of energy" is one of the top five complaints that doctors hear in their offices. According to Oriental medicine, the cold months of winter are the perfect time to recharge your battery and generate vital energy – Qi - to live, look, and feel your best. 


Comments: 2 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Isabel Hutchinson (Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:32)

    Hello Joe, I hope your acupuncture practice is thriving. I'd like to email you an article about persecution of practitioners of Falon Gong but need your email address.
    My email address:

    Thankyou, Isabel. (I would still come for acupuncture but budget restrictions don't allow me such "indulgence".)

  • #2

    Joe (Monday, 17 May 2021 04:33)

    Hi, dear Isabel,
    it's so nice to hear from you here. you are always welcome to have acupuncture treatments. As I know you are such a nice person who keen to help others, without any conditions, anytime and anywhere, so I am happy to offer you free treatment without any conditions either. I help you, you help people, it's fair, you don't need to worry about anything. Just tell me when you have time to see me.
    All the best wishes.
    Sincerely, Joe.