For those of us who spend all winter longing for the light, imagining sitting in the garden listening to the birds sing, firing up the barbeque and sharing a glass with friends it comes as something of a suprise that some people don’t like summer.
Some people dont like summer because the light hurts their eyes, the heat saps their energy, they cant sleep at night and they sweat and stick to their clothes.
Some people dont like summer because they suffer from hayfever and their eyes and nose itch and they sneeze endlessly and it brings on asthma attacks. The medication makes them drowsy and they have to stay indoors for most of the time while their girlfriend lies out in the sun tanning herself.
Some people dont like summer because their skin goes red and burns or bursts out in freckles and they dont like eating salad but prefer winter pies and mashed potato by the fireside.
Some people don’t like summer because they get migraine headaches and have to lie in the dark with a fan blowing sipping cold water.
Some people just dont like summer but they don’t know why.
5 element acupuncture, based on an ancient established diagnostic system, recognises all of these sources of misery as constitutional imbalances which can be addressed by rebalancing the body/ mind. Over time, as the symptoms diminish and often eventually disappear more and more of the summer sufferers can join the summer lovers in the garden for a glass! Enjoy!