Spring

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

At Franklin Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, we believe that one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons.  In this context, balance means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is.

An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables.  With all of the farmer’s markets and health foods stores in the Franklin and greater Nashville area, we are lucky to have access to organic fruits and vegetables from every corner of the globe at all times of year. That makes it possible to enjoy asparagus into the winter months in northern climates where asparagus would never naturally grow at that time of year if at all.  Chinese medical thought prescribes realigning our diets with what would be available to us in the region where we live and at each time of year.

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Eating Well for Springtime

Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine into your own life and access greater healing. continue reading »

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