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This inspires me to talk a bit about wind and what it looks like in terms of East Asian Medicine.
The presence of wind symptoms in our body is not considered normal or healthy.
When our liver energetics are overtaxed we can see opportunities for wind to arise in our body. This over taxing can be caused by emotions particularly anger/repressed anger/chronic stress, foods we eat, chemicals we encounter, and the lifestyle we lead.
There is also a potential for our environment patterns like weather patterns to cause or worsen our own wind symptoms (think migraines with wind), or having exposure to wind causing a cold/flu or something like bells palsy.
What does wind in the body look like?
⇢ Muscle spasms or twitches (eye twitches)
⇢ Chills and fever
⇢ Tickly cough
⇢ Being ticklish
⇢ Moving Joint Pain
⇢ Itchy watery eyes
⇢ Chronic Earaches
⇢ Itchy Skin
⇢ Allergies (sneezing, runny nose)
⇢ Muscle Rigidity/Spasticity
⇢ Bells Palsy
East Asian Medicine Practitioners are able to feel the quality of wind in your pulse and notice excess wind based on your symptoms.
What to do about wind?
The first part is determining the cause like allergy, emotional symptom, overwork, environmental exposure and start to reduce this.
There are acupuncture points specifically used to release wind like GB 20 or UB 12.
There are also have herbs like Shi Jue Ming, Bai Jiang Cia, Fang Feng, Sang Ye, Ju Hua, Bo He, San Ju Yin, Chai Hu that release wind ( best to consult with a herbalist on this one as they work best in complex formulas).
Another way to get rid of wind, particularly when it’s in the lungs or chest is cupping therapy.
Of course, resting, sleeping, hydrating, moving, and eating nutritious foods are fundamental for everyones vitality.
If you have wind symptoms it might be a good idea to visit with your friendly neighborhood acupuncturist and see what they may be able to offer you.
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