In classical acupuncture, we take the seasonal changes into diagnostic consideration. The body is directly affected by these changes.

Even though there are four main seasonal shifts, the Chinese mapped out a total of 24 seasonal movements in a year! We’re now coming up for an important one on January 20th – Da Han 大 寒 or ‘Big Cold’.

So watch out for the coming cold as we move towards the 20th and even if the temperature on that date is not freezing, the thermal ‘quality’ of the energy that comes through, can still cause the effects of cold on the body, so wrap up warm, avoid too many cold foods and drinks and take it a bit easy around this date to help the immune system cope!

If you’re interested, you can find out about the full 24 seasons that classical acupuncturists take into consideration, as represented by the path of the sun across the ecliptic – click here for more.


Questions about specific conditions and how acupuncture may help

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.

Contact Lee

If you have any questions about a condition you have and whether acupuncture may help, please contact Lee on 01837 214888 (for acupuncture in North Tawton) or 01392 927299 (for acupuncture in Exeter).