Autumn and Acupuncture

Autumn and Acupuncture

Autumn Equinox

With last week welcoming the Autumn Equinox the seasons flow towards the darker days, we need to embrace the letting go that Autumn energy brings. It is time to move towards our inner light the season to start to slow down.

The Metal Element

The Metal Element has its power in the Autumn in the Traditional Five Element Acupuncture tradition. With the focus on your Lungs and Colon.


Care for your Lungs . To suppuration your Lungs keep warm and wear a scarf, to protect your immune system. Practice breath work, try breathing out longer on your outbreath, being with your breath and meditation is a effective way to calm your whole system. To strenthen and protect your Lungs, Heart, circulation and your defensive barrier your Wei Qi. For more about Wei Qi see blog

For more practices with breath and meditation see and


To care for your Colon it is a time to eat more cooked foods and naturally sweet foods such as root vegetables, soups and stews. Drink warm drinks especially warm water to keep you hydrated in thisdry seaspn. These will nourish your blood and digestive Qi. Avoid too many raw foods this time of year. Do remember to keep moving to motivate your digestion, we do need quiet and rest, just enjoy those Autumn walks through the leaves too!

Embrace Autumn

It is also good to get out in fresh Autumn air all wrapped up and take in the beautiful colours.
Time to relax, give yourself time to be still, with relaxation, meditation and yin yoga practice.

Acupuncture Treatment for the Seasons

And of course you no to help your Metal Qi be balance by coming for Traditional Five Element Acupuncture with Hannah and check out the new treatment room at Southwell Well-being Centre. See you soon contact

British Acupuncture Council

Hannah is a founder member the British Acupuncture Council

The British Acupuncture Council is committed to ensuring that all patients receive the highest standard of professional care during their acupuncture treatment. Our Code of Professional Conduct governs ethical and professional behaviour, while the Code of Safe Practice sets benchmark standards for best practice in acupuncture. All BAcC members are bound by these codes.

All members are accountable to the BAcC for their professional behaviour and the codes are rigorously enforced.

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