A Free Webinar: Preserving your health in winter with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Date: Monday, Dec 7, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Presented by Aline Yon, BSc MSc R.Ac
The last big snow reminded us we are in winter. Indeed, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, we entered the winter season on November 7th. Winter is the yin season, the season for rest: after the autumn harvest, fields are resting, and animals are hibernating. What about we humans?
According to The Yellow Emperor's Classics of Medicine ( HuangDi Neijing), which is an important canon in Chinese Medicine, we should also enter in a more yin state:
- To stay in good health, we are supposed to rise and go to sleep with the sun. In the winter, days are shorter, and nights are longer. So if you feel more tired, and if you can, take advantage of the Covid lockdown to sleep more in the morning, and go to bed earlier.
- The winter is also the season to store energy (yin), instead of using it (yang). It is the time to eat more warming and easy-to-digest food, such as soup and stews, and avoid raw and cold food such as salads. And no worries if you put on a little bit of weight (yin), it will shed off naturally once the yang season (spring) comes back next February (Chinese New Year).
- Winter is also the season of the Kidney meridian, also known as the life meridian. Please make sure to keep the kidney meridian warm by avoiding walking barefoot on cold tiled floors, and instead wearing socks and slippers to keep your feet and ankles warm. Your body will thank you later.
Should you want to know more about how to preserve your health in winter according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, feel free to register for this free webinar next Monday, December 7th at 6.30pm. There will be a 1-hour lecture with additional time to answer your questions.
This webinar is presented by OCTCM alumni and acupuncturist Aline Yon, BSc MSc R.Ac.