Nourish Your Inner Fire
❄ Keep hydrated and warm – this is no brainer.
❄ Favour warm foods over raw ones, warming spices over cooling ones.
❄ Enjoy movement medicine that builds strength and stamina and increases circulation and grounding.
❄ Rise with the sun and rest when needed.
❄ Enjoy the longer nights with candles and lunar arts, meditation and reflection.
❄ Oil is your friend: oil massage your body, and feet before bedtime. Try oiling the orifices to help keep sensory pathways balanced.
❄ To balance the heaviness of winter, maintain lightness of spirit: do what brightens your spirit, what inspires you, enjoy nature and mini-adventures.
Acupoints for Winter
Kidney 1 (K1) Gushing Spring
Can help to clear the mind, calm the spirit, relieve restlessness, fear and anxiety. For drained and exhausted energy, stimulating this point can bring revitalisation, renewal and invigoration. Apply pressure to your liking, or massage in circles for 0.5-2 min.
Kidney 2 (K2) Blazing Valley
For warmth and connection. Can help with insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, disconnection, dullness. Apply pressure to your liking, or massage in circles for 0.5-2 min.
Urinary Bladder 62 (UB62) – Extending Vessel
Can help with neck pain, stiffness of the spine, ankle pain, immobility, feelings of heaviness, worry, and can help to calm the inner winds of the mind. Apply pressure to your liking, or massage in circles for 0.5-2 min.
Stay warm and hydrated, stay well!