Seasonal Health: Transitioning Emotionally into Spring

by Crystal Jancovic, LAc, LMT

Spring is the season of growth, rebirth and new beginnings. Spring Season is associated with the Liver and Gallbladder representing the Wood Element. Anger resides in the Liver/Wood element and it is important to keep liver health optimal to process through and detox physically and emotionally from what we have been holding onto. Spring is the best time for detoxification, a function managed by the liver. Eating foods that balance liver function will help keep a person healthy throughout Spring.

Spicy/Pungent Flavor is best to eat in the Spring. It is stimulating, clears and disperses, increases circulation. Spicy/pungent is good for treating digestion, energy boosting, cold prevention, clearing phlegm, eliminating parasites and inducing sweat. Avoid if you are experiencing high blood pressure, a fever, rash, or any dryness (dry mouth, dry cough). Examples: garlic, ginger, hot spices, peppers, radishes, raw onions, scallions.

Spring is a time of growth, planning, vision, identity, focus and direction. It is the rebirth after Winter. A time to release what is not nourishing you and open new doors. It is a great time for detoxification both physically and mentally. A time to plan and envision something new. There is an energy of bursting forth. The plants are finally about to break free from the constraint of the soil. How can you break free from your own constraints? We recommended taking the time to really go through the following questions. Navigating through how you can best serve yourself will set your Spring up for optimal emotional health and wellness.

Questions to ask yourself during the Spring Season:

GALLBLADDER REFLECTION:

  • What does my personal decision making process look like?
  • Are my choices in rhythm with my personal life’s process?
  • Do I agonize over decisions?
  • Are my decisions self evident and self revealing?
  • In what way have I struggled with implementing my plans?
  • How clearly can I see the difference between good and poor choices?
  • What gets in the way of me seeing clearly and making good choices?
  • What prevents me from seeing myself and others in our perfection?
  • When do I fall into habits of judging and criticizing others and myself?
  • Do I get swept up by the latest fad? (Like being blown in the wind?)
  • Do I allow myself to be still or to “sleep on it?”

LIVER REFLECTION:

  • Am I in touch with my purpose?
  • How clear or unclear am I about my future?
  • Do I have a vision? What is it?
  • Do I have a plan? Or do I avoid one?
  • Are there many branches or just one path?
  • What are my strengths and weaknesses in planning for myself, my work, my life?
  • How does creativity live through me?

Michelle Astringer
Michelle Astringer
2024-03-26
I have been working with Jamie 2x per week for the past couple of weeks. He is extremely attentive, understanding and thorough. I was nervous to start with acupuncture because of my herniated disc and fear of needles but he has made the experience feel very safe and comfortable. I’ve noticed a decrease in pain after suffering for over a year. Highly recommend!
Dani Zocante
Dani Zocante
2024-03-23
We learned about this facility years ago, and try to do a session every week, both practitioners are fantastic!
ashley snider
ashley snider
2024-03-05
My first visit to this clinic was incredible. I found it to be educational, supportive and a step in the right direction for my health. Jamie was attentive and provided helpful information and recommendations. Already have a treatment plan underway and my next appointment booked! Highly recommend for anyone interested in acupuncture and what it has to offer.
Carrie Butler
Carrie Butler
2024-01-24
Jamie was amazing! He was so nice and very knowledgeable. It was my first time getting acupuncture and he explained each step and what to expect. I would definitely recommend him.
Ginny
Ginny
2023-12-30
Crystal was able to get me in quickly. Highly recommend.
Sarah Llerena
Sarah Llerena
2023-12-14
I recently had an incredible experience at this place, and I don't even know where to begin. I found myself in unbearable back pain, unable to stand up straight, and unsure of what caused it. Fortunately, I was able to schedule a prompt appointment, and Jamie's expertise was truly amazing! After receiving both cupping and acupuncture treatments, I noticed a remarkable improvement right away and within just two days, i was 95% back to my normal self. Don't hesitate to book an appointment here—it made a significant difference for me.
Thomas Najar
Thomas Najar
2023-11-20
Great service at a good price. Convenient location, knowledgable staff, clean and inviting clinic.
Tracy Carr
Tracy Carr
2023-11-10
This is the best place ever! I get cupping and acupuncture when my back starts acting up and leave feeling like 50 pounds was lifted off my back. Crystal and Jamie are very thorough in their questions to understand what’s going on and the treatment they provide. And the prices can’t be beat. 10/10
Liz Spanos
Liz Spanos
2023-11-10
I have been going to Lakewood Community Acupuncture for over a year and can’t imagine my life without it now!! It can truly help with so much - from physical pain (I have issues with my pelvic floor and multiple herniated discs) to emotional blocks, energy deficiencies and more! I ALWAYS feel better after acupuncture. I’ve seen all the practitioners and they are all extremely skilled, but Crystal is my go-to. She is not only very gentle and effective but always a delight to connect with. For the quality of service, atmosphere and price, you cannot do better. It’s been a game changer for me. Wholeheartedly recommend!!

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