Back to School - End of Summer

It’s hard to believe that we're already in the final days of August. Summer has flown by and children are headed back to school.

In Chinese medicine Yin and Yang are essentially an expression of the duality of time. Yang is for the day and reaches its peak at midday, then the yin within it gradually unfolds and manifests. Summer is the most Yang time of the seasons.

Children are believed to possess pure Yang energy. Free-spiritedness and robust energy are typical of children and as summer draws to a close and we begin to think about back to school plans, children may become worried or concerned about being in a new school, a new class, or have anxiety about starting school for the first time.

Think about adjusting your schedule to make the transition of the back to school routine a smoother one. For those children starting a new school, try to arrange a visit before school begins and check if the school has a ‘buddy’ system for pairing a newcomer with another student. Transition back to a regular sleep schedule – begin about a week to two weeks prior to the first day of classes to get ready for the school routine.

The key to staying healthy is to get adequate amounts of sleep, regular exercise, take a good quality multi-strain probiotic and to eat healthy balanced meals and snacks. This season is a great time to add healthy snacks and lunches to the brown bag or lunch box. Be sure to include lots of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Hints:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Keep hands away from nose, mouth and eyes
  • Pack disposable wipes for quick and easy clean-up
  • Show children how to sneeze or cough into their sleeve instead of into their hands
    Talk to us about how Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal prescriptions can help you and your family avoid the cold and Flu as the season changes and the weather gets cooler.

Here We Grow again - New Clinic Schedule
Exciting things are happening at Red Lotus Wellness Center.
To serve you better, we are adding an additional day to our schedule in our Carlsbad Village Clinic, and are now offering appointments on a different day of the week and later hours in the La Jolla Village Clinic, beginning in September.

Carlsbad Village Clinic:
Tuesdays 10am – 7pm
Fridays 9:30am - 4:30pm

La Jolla Village Clinic:
Wednesdays 9:30am – 630PM

So, what if you felt this good - balanced energy to get you through the day without needing caffeine or an energy drink, great health and vitality, feeling well-rested after a good night's sleep, happy?

Acupuncture can help. Ask me how.