Tag Archives: 5 Element Acupuncture

It happens twice a year, we set the clocks ahead one hour and then months later we set them back one hour. For many, springing ahead or falling behind is no big deal. However for some, waiting for the body to adjust to the change can be a challenging couple of weeks. During daylight savings time, it is not uncommon to experience fatigue, insomnia, sluggishness or generally feeling β€œoff.” I am sure this all sounds very familiar to many people this week! So why is this one hour so dramatic? A Chinese Medicine explanation is that the Earth element is imbalanced. To begin, according to Chinese Medicine there are five elements {known as the Five Phase Theory} that manifest within…