Autumn Helpful Hints

The metal element is associated with the colour white, the ending of a cycle (summer), the rhythms of the breath, the flavour pungent (like ginger) and the emotion grief.

Drawing down of the yang to move us inward in a calming way.
Receptivity Appreciation Embodiment Sensation
Pertains to metals, stones and mountains.

A stone is frozen music

– Anonymous

Autumn

Is when the energy is beginning to draw inwards in preparation for winter hibernation.

A great way to calm the senses and move inward is to listen to beautiful music, move quietly in nature, spend time with your pets, develop a breathing practice or ask yourself what your body needs at this moment? And then do that.
Illness that occurs often has a component of dryness like a chronic dry cough or dry skin. The organs that are affected by dryness are the lungs and the large intestine.
An excellent way to support these organs is to consume steamed or slightly cooked pear. Avoid cans and microwaves.
Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs) is great for treating the following imbalances.
Asthma Allergies Cough Colds and Flu Bronchitis Phlegm Constipation/diarrhoea Irritable Bowel Syndrome Chrones Disease Anal Fissures Haemorrhoids

Cough

Apple Crumble
Well we have all enjoyed apple crumble at some point in our lives. It is a relatively straightforward delicious dessert that is particularly suitable in autumn as the apples are currently abundant …