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Chinese medicine and Autumn Equinox

After a seemingly never-ending summer, a couple of days ago we had Autumn Equinox (Southern Hemisphere).

This is the time of the year when day and night do last about the same length of hours. This phenomenon happens twice a year, once in Spring and once in Autumn. In Autumn, the days become shorter, the days are still warm but the nights start being more chilly.

In Chinese medicine, we have reached the time where the growing Yin is now bigger than Yang. Yang will keep getting smaller as Yin increases. Everything gradually becomes slower, cooler, leading towards the winter-dormant stage.

Now is the time to slowly start pulling out the recipe books and start looking for those warming and nourishing leak-potatoes soups and make sure that you cover up again at night and get your immune system ready for those Autumn common colds.



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