Holistic approaches to medicine, such as those practiced at Amatsu Therapy, provide a variety of methods to keep your body optimized and invigorated all year around. One of these methods is the seasonal cleanse. This short article will briefly explain what a seasonal cleanse is and how a simple detox can benefit you.
Fun in the sun
The summer season is associated with abundance. The days are longer and the sun shines brighter. During this time, your yang energy is at its peak, meaning your living life at its fullest. You probably found that you were much more creative over the summer and that your energy levels were off the charts. But summer can’t last forever, and as we creep into the fall our bodies respond in like: our yang energy tapers down and we can begin the process of recovery.
An Autumn Cleanse
Autumn is about preparation. The trees prepare themselves by letting of go their leaves, conserving energy for the upcoming winter. As the season shifts, we move away from the summer’s abundance towards a more introspective time. Our lungs are the dominant organ this time of year, and Lung energy is about letting go or breathing it out.
I like to sync my body and mind up with this season, using this shift in energy as an opportunity to become more mindful, reflective and healthy. To cleanse my mind I begin looking within, letting go of anything unnecessary that I’m mentally clinging to. This allows me to make room for new experiences that will help me learn and grow. For my body, I begin my cleanse.
What You Can do
Begin by limiting your sugars, flours, dairy and alcohol consumption. This helps clean out any mucus build up in your lungs and stomach lining. You can include more spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Aside from sprucing up your food, they support your intestinal and respiratory health.
If you’re suffering from any skin or breathing problems, like asthma, eczema, rashes or dry skin, this is the perfect time to begin alleviating those health concerns. An autumn cleanse will also help stave off seasonal colds, keep your immune system healthy, and prepare your organs for the colder months ahead. Best of all, an autumn cleanse doesn’t require a full-on fast!
8 meal tips to go with your Autumn cleanse
You don’t need to fast in order to cleanse. You can enjoy a lightly prepared seasonal meal that support your organs’ optimal functions. For your autumn cleanse, you could enjoy lightly cooked whole grains, seasonal squashes and cooked root vegetables. Slow cookers or crockpots are fantastic for nutrient dense meals during the cleanse and into the cold months. Even if you’re a meat-eater, now is the time to begin ridding your body of excess proteins and fats. Just ease up a bit on animal products and stick to plant foods — that’s all it’ll take to benefit from this seasons cleanse. And don’t forget to add those warming spices to your meals.
Take the guesswork out
Safely release built up toxins in your lymphatic, respiratory and digestive system with 3 Amatsu Detox Therapy Sessions. This is a safe and easy way to work with your body, clearing any congestion and inflammation within it. Together we can restore your body to its optimal state of health and well-being and prepare it for the long winter months through this corrective natural approach. No guess work required because I’ll be there to guide and support you through the entire cleanse.
Book your Amatsu Autumn Cleanse today.