August Awareness Content
Use the information below to help streamline your patient communication strategies.
- Late-summer in Chinese medicine is associated with the Earth element, which is just one of the five Chinese medicine elements that also include: Metal, Water, Wood and Fire – each associated with one of the seasons of the year.
- Late-summer is associated with the Spleen, Stomach and Pancreas organ systems, you can nurture your Earth element and associated digestive organs through your diet.
- Resist the temptation for excessive amounts of cold drinks or raw food and salads, as the stomach prefers warmer foods, which will help ease the digestive process – porridge or congee is a perfect example of this.
- The Earth element is associated with the taste of ‘sweet’, so eating and drinking slightly sweet foods nourish this element and associated organs.
- This element is associated with the emotion ‘worry’ that is often caused by over-thinking.
- Be mindful of balancing the feelings of worry or anxiety, as you may be particularly sensitive to this form of imbalance.
National Wellness Month
- All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines.
- Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel!
There are numerous ways to make small changes.
- Increase your water intake.
- Add more fruits and veggies to your meals.
- Monitor your sleep and make adjustments for better sleep habits
- Join a yoga, walking, or aerobics class.
- Learn to meditate.
- Come in for a tune-up
National Happiness Month
- Happiness Happens Month is celebrated annually in August.
- It is dedicated to celebrating things that make you happy.
- Happiness is contagious and sharing your happiness can bring a smile to someone’s face.
- Happiness can be found in even little things that we might not notice
- Spreading the same joy amongst others can help make the world a better place.
- What makes you happy?