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Day 5: Navigating December with Health, Balance, & Sanity

Plant the Seed: Schedule Care in Advance Whatever you do just for you—acupuncture, a massage, a meditation group, a counseling session, a pedicure with a good friend—book it ahead of time. Schedule that mid-December appointment so you know it will happen. It will be there in the midst of the potential overwhelm to anchor you,

The Fifth Season.

Chinese medicine is based on the principles of nature. These principles are understood through what is known as 5 Element Theory. In this system, all of the body’s functions, structures, and fluids correlate to elements in the natural world. And it all happens in 5’s. Typically we are used to thinking in terms of four elements and four seasons but in this ancient eastern philosophy, there are five elements, directions, flavors, medicinal actions, natural processes, pathological tendencies, and yes, five seasons.

The five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. We are currently in (and soon to head out of) the phase of the year that relates to the earth element. So what is the 5th season? 

Welcome everyone!

Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine PortlandWelcome everyone! Finally, I am stepping from the stone age into the virtual modern world to share, celebrate, discuss and connect around the art and science of acupuncture, the elegant system of Chinese medicine, healing, and health. I look forward to posting about the philosophy behind acupuncture, some of the magic that happens in the treatment room, and tools for healthy living, moving, eating, and other elements of self-care.  

Let the blogging begin! Starting with a simple introduction…

Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Portland




, LAc, MAcOM
Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture
(formally Seeds of Health, PC)

5525 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97215


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