According to the principles of Chinese Medicine spring is the time to focus on exercise and movement. Exercise at this time is particularly beneficial to the liver and gallbladder and helps the body clear toxins and stagnation. Exercise for the wood season incorporates fast paced movement with adjusting and reacting. Hiking a trail, playing some frisbee in the park, soccer, basketball, or dance are great ways to release stagnant qi throughout the body. The wood season is also a great time to be creative in our ideas and rountines. As we attempt to be active, try exercises that incorporate engagement with changing and dynamic movement.
Mark is a board certified and licensed acupuncturist