PK Acupuncture and Wellness is celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival by handing out traditional Chinese Mooncake and tea for the next two weeks. Mooncakes are a seasonal pastry filled with lotus seed paste and a salted duck yolk. They are a delicious symbol of love, longevity and best wishes. The Mid-Autumn Festival will be celebrated in China during the full moon on September 24th.
+++ Meet Bianca Torres +++
Bianca Torres is the new front office assistant at PK since June. She has been assisting clients in the wellness industry since 2002. Count on her smiling face to greet you and get you scheduled for your next visit. Bianca’s favorite things about fall are the crispness in the air, delicious apples and the sense of new beginnings.
***Health Tips for the Indian Summer ***
In Chinese culture, the 3rd season is known as the Indian Summer. That period of time when the cool air of fall has yet to hit but the most of the extreme heat as burned off. Here in Texas, our Indian summers can easily last through September and even October. To stay healthy going into the cedar and flu season, here are some quick tips.
- Transition to more simple grains and cooked vegetables. Start retiring salads and limiting raw food. Most mid-Autumn harvest involves foods that need a bit more cook time. Eat seasonally.
- Transition from more physical activity to more mental activity. This time of year is described as a pause, the break between the growth of Spring and Summer and the cold of Fall and Winter. Take some time to meditate, read, plan or just sit and appreciate how things are.
- Get Acupuncture. PK recommends tune-ups at least once a season, to make sure that your body transitions well from one season to the next. Get $10 off your next seasonal tune-up session by scheduling with us and using the code: “IndianSummer” in the comment section.
To learn more about Indian Summer and the 5 Seasons of Chinese Medicine, just contact us.
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