Self care tips for summer!
By Sara Calabro
Summer is here! From an acupuncture perspective, seasonal changes are a big deal, since humans are viewed as microcosms of the natural world that surrounds them. Weather and time of year can factor significantly into how we feel, both physically and emotionally.
To help you navigate the shift, we asked acupuncturists to share some self-care tips for staying happy and healthy in summertime. Here’s what they had to say.
Hydrate—but lose the ice
“It is important to stay well hydrated during the hot summer months, but cold can injure the Stomach,” says Michelle Gellis, an acupuncturist in Fulton, Maryland. “Order drinks without ice, and when possible, stick to water.”
“Iced and frozen drinks send an unpleasant icy shock to the Stomach,” adds Kim Zurich, an acupuncturist in Portland, Maine. “This makes it hard for the Stomach to do its job properly and can lead to lots of digestive problems. Reach for room-temperature drinks instead and you will have one happy gut!” Read more....
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