The genius of Traditional Chinese Medicine is understanding how the human energy system interacts with our environment.
In Autumn and Springtime, Damp, heavy days weigh upon us in Nashville. The weather swells and seeps into bones and joints, influencing our appetites, moods, creativity and consciousness.
Allergic Symptoms and Creative Blocks
The following is an exchange with a musician client after his acupuncture session. He was troubled by allergies, fatigue and creative lethargy. In a addition to acupuncture I prescribed a customized herbal supplement that Traditional Chinese Medicine describes as “penetrating turbidity and opening the portals of consciousness”. I’ve successfully used this strategy with other artists who are struggling with allergic symptoms and creative blocks.
The artist writes:
“I feel good, more like myself. I understand your description of “clouded mind,” and that has been exactly it. I feel energy and focus I’ve been lacking for about 18 months, excited about what I’m doing but no longer anxious or overwhelmed. I’m game! All for opening the portals, ‘cleansing the doors of perception.’ I’m really excited about this, and I am really grateful. I enjoyed our time and conversation. Thanks, and happy soggy day.”