March 5, 2018
Awakening of Insects
The Awakening of Insects solar term refers to the spring rain with occasional thunderstorm that awakens all the insects that have been in hibernation. It also signifies renewal in the nature. The weather is still unstable going between being warm and cold, and the change from day to night is large, making it easy to catch a cold. It is important to bring a jacket or scarf out to prevent catching cold. Your skin is also prone to issues such as acne, eczema, and hives during seasonal changes, and stimulating foods, cigarettes and alcohol will all exacerbate the conditions so be sure to watch your diet. Spleen and stomach are key to being healthy so have a cup of rice water daily. As its very humid, your qi and blood may not flow well, and past pain symptoms and old wounds will be especially sensitive and may cause muscle pains. It is important to exercise and train more, promote qi and blood flow, and open up channels. Have more mild natured ingredients, have lighter meals and avoid oily foods.
1. Having itchy skin due to the seasonal change? Make a cup of poria tea!
2. Have muscle soreness? This is due to dampness in the body!
3. See something unfair? Take a deep breath and calm yourself before helping!
4. Take a run if you have time, sweating helps to dispel dampness.
✓ rice water, carrots, cauliflower, string beans, snow pea, potatoes, Chinese yam
X oily, stimulating, heavy flavored foods