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The Influence of Cold

Now that summer is coming to an end and fall is slowly approaching, most area will drop in temperature.

Cold is another of the external forces identified by oriental medicine that brings about diseases in your body. It is considered to be a Yin pathogenic factor. Since your Yang is a hot, dynamic force in your body, too much coldness serves to slow down and injure your Yang energy. You can become afflicted with cold influences if you experience too much exposure to cold weather, if you consume too many cold substances, or if you live an unbalanced life deficient in Yang.

Conditions caused by cold are characteristic of stagnancy. Your blood and other important fluids can stagnate and result in cramps or chills, possibly leading to more serious conditions down the line. In traditional oriental medicine, cold-based conditions are treated with moxibustion, acupuncture, and herbs that serve to encourage sweating, stimulating the flow within your body and restoring your balance.

If you experience a stagnation of your own life energy, consult our IC Oriental Clinic serves Anaheim, Anaheim hills, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Irvine, Orange County acupuncture clinic. We can dispel the cold influences in your body and make you feel well again.

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