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Chinese Medicine and Winter Solstice

… and .. blink and you miss it, 22st of June in the Southern Hemisphere - the shortest day of the year has passed 😊. From now on, the days will become longer, the sun will shine a bit more each day. It’s the time when Yin (cold, winter, night) slowly turns into Yang (warmth, summer, day).

What does that mean for your health? According to Chinese medicine, the senses most easily affected are the ears, the most fragile emotion is depression.

So what to do?

Keep warm and nurture yourself, eat a warm and supplementing diet with acrid and sweet flavours. Maybe drink some cinnamon tea, which is gently warming. Sprinkle some (black) sesame seeds over your food, maybe add some ginger to your cooking. Slow-boil broths (especially bone broth if you are not vegetarian) and catch as much sun as possible outside.



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