Ask the Acupuncturist: Recommendations for Fall

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Now that fall is here, there are a number of things that you can do to help your body transition to the cooler temperatures and to help yourself stay healthy. Some recommendations include:

*Eat warming foods. Add foods to your diet such as soups, stews, and casseroles. Include warming spices like pepper, cinnamon, and ginger. Be wary of eating too many cold foods, such as salads, smoothies, and iced beverages.

*Get more sleep. As the nights grow longer, it’s a good idea to spend more time sleeping. Doing so will help keep you healthy, because your immune system is more active at night.

*Keep your body warm. It’s a good idea to keep the back of your neck covered with a scarf when you go outside. Continue to exercise indoors as the weather changes and air quality worsens. Exercise is essential for good circulation. 

*Get an acupuncture tune-up. Even if you’re feeling healthy, it’s always a good idea to get a “tune-up” acupuncture treatment when the seasons change. Also, keep in mind that regular acupuncture reduces stress, helps your body adjust, and keeps your immune system strong. To make your next appointment, click here.