In addition to their physical functions, each organ/meridian system in the body is also associated with emotions, colors, seasons, elements, flavors, temperatures, and climates.
Fall is associated with the Metal Element and the Lung and Large Intestine organs. When the metal organs are in balance, there is a proper balance of 'taking in' and 'letting go' in the body.
Specifically, the Lungs are all about inspiration on a physical and emotional level. We take in the cool, crisp air of fall and feel refreshed and rejuvenated from the humid, hot air of the late summer. It's a time of clarity and ability to take in the fresh and new.
Fall is also a time to clear out clutter and let go. The Large Intestine is charged with this task on a physical level. If we become sluggish and unable to let go, we can become constipated. It's possible to feel this discomfort on an emotional level as well. Emotional constipation can present in the form on hoarding, not letting go of old grudges, or wallowing in grief and negativity.
The Fall and Metal season is a time of decline, loss and grief because the trees are losing their leaves, the summer is over, and the deep, darkness of winter is on its way. However, getting stuck for too long in grief signifies and imbalance of the metal organs in the body.
When in balance, the metal energy of the fall allows us to be creative, inspired, and moved by the beautiful and uplifting moments in life.
Pay attention to the subtle changes in your mind and body as we transition into the autumn season.
We are able to 'adjust' the body to align with the energy and climate of the season with acupuncture points if you are in need of a boost. Click below to schedule a special 30 min Autumn Seasonal Tune-up Treatment.