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Blog2 April2020 MonarchAcupuncture

How to Stay Healthy During Spring

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Spring signifies a time of transition. Nature comes to life in spring. Everything in it changes during the season, promising new life and hope. For all living beings, including humans, it is a time of renewal and growth.

Spring can, however, be a challenging time for people with seasonal allergies. Fluctuations in weather can wreak havoc on our immune system. No wonder many people (especially those with a weak immunity) often get sick during spring.

Here are some tips to keep springtime sickness at bay so that you can enjoy the season to the fullest.

Dress Appropriately

As temperatures rise, many people stop wearing warm and heavy clothing and start wearing shorts and sleeveless clothing. Remember, spring is the season of transition. One day the sun may smile at you, while the very next day the temperature can drop precariously.

Wearing less clothing during spring can increase your susceptibility to illnesses. Before stepping out, make sure you are dressed appropriately even if it is a warm day. Save your shorts and sleeveless clothing for a little later in the season.

Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep

When it comes to avoiding illnesses, the importance of getting enough high-quality sleep cannot be emphasized enough. Study shows that getting good sleep can strengthen the immune system, keeping illnesses at bay.

If you have a hard time falling asleep, consider using acupuncture for good sleep. Many studies have shown that acupuncture can lessen anxiety and induce sleep onset while lessening sleep disruption.

Here are some other tips to sleep better at night:

  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Use sleep masks that block ambient light.
  • Try going to bed at the same time every night.
  • Avoid looking at the screen of your devices (such as smartphone, tablet, PC, or television) 1-2 hours before going to bed.
  • Practice deep breathing exercises and techniques.

Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture can balance the flow of energy in the body as it reacts to changes in the weather. The ancient Chinese practice is known to regulate immune function and improve symptoms of different health conditions.

Acupuncture in Lafayette, CA can also help with common health problems such as the runny nose, sneezing, inflammation, and watery eyes associated with spring.

Eat Healthy

Eat light and natural foods known to accelerate the liver’s healing process. Some of the most beneficial foods to eat in spring are broccoli, asparagus, strawberries, and peas. To boost and improve your immune system, limit your intake of sugar and dairy products. Stay hydrated by drinking enough water and other fluids whenever you feel thirsty.

Do you get sick often? Have you been living with a health condition for quite some time now? Let Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness help you reclaim your health. Over the years, we have used acupuncture in Lafayette, CA to successfully heal. We follow effective healing techniques that attack the root cause of problems, allowing our patients to enjoy the beauty of nature.