Getting Ready for Winter with Traditional Chinese Medicine
As autumn approaches, we’re excited to introduce you to a brand new therapeutic range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from specialists Fitoki.
Whilst it’s tempting to pull on the heavy boots and jumpers and slump on the sofa with comforting snacks, keeping fit and healthy through the colder months isn’t as difficult as you might think when you have the right help and support.
A Time For Renewal
Spring is the time we usually associate with new beginnings but autumn is also nature’s renewal time. Farmers take in the harvest, sow seeds to sprout in the spring and animals start to hibernate in preparation for the colder weather. It’s a great time to take stock, and start thinking about the little steps we can take to renew our bodies, both physically and mentally.
It’s natural to feel less active in autumn and winter, when days are shortening and the temperature is dropping. Getting out into the fresh air for a walk whenever possible has been shown to boost your immune system and have positive effects on mental health too.
Research has shown that as little as 10 to 15 minutes a day of brisk walking is enough to increase mental alertness, mood and energy levels. Physical activity can also help with mild symptoms of depression and anxiety and being out in the sunlight can increase Vitamin D levels too. If it’s too wet or cold to get out, setting aside just a few minutes a day to meditate, practice mindfulness or do some yoga can also have positive benefits.
Although the colder months can prove to be a nutritional challenge for some of us, with a little planning we can help to support our immune systems, fend off nasty winter ailments and banish tiredness.
Preparing for winter from a health perspective is nothing new. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, autumn is the season of cleansing and the opportunity to clear our bodies of anything we don’t need, both mentally and physically.
According to some practitioners, the organs most associated with autumn are the lungs and large intestine.
The large intestine is the part of the body which plays the largest part in eliminating waste from the body, cleansing our physical self through the autumn and winter. Traditional Chinese Medicine identifies the lungs receptors of pure energy from the air that protect us from colds, flu and other winter conditions. Both organs work together with this concept of “purity”; the lungs suck in purity from fresh air and the large intestine eliminates toxic impurities.
Keeping Lungs and Intestines Healthy
Following general healthy living advice about eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals and getting out for some regular daily exercise will have benefits for your lungs and intestine as well as for the rest of your body. Diets rich in fibre are particularly effective in keeping your intestinal tract working at its best.
An additional boost during the autumn period can be found with the help of Traditional Chinese Medicine. To enable you to find the best combination to support your health goals this winter, 3B Scientific’s partnership in Germany with Fitoki, one of Europe’s largest suppliers of traditional Chinese supplements, allows you to discover a high-quality range of complementary therapies.
The new Fitoki product ranges offer 27 main formulas and 16 additional variations, in total 43 traditional formulas, combining over a hundred pure Chinese herbs. Combining multiple Fitoki formulas and variations offers the practitioner the opportunity to make over 900 recommendations!
Traditional Chinese Medicine Supplements
Fitoki are known for their high quality range of phytotherapy products. The range is competitively priced and could help you maintain your energy levels until the nights start to shorten again in the New Year.
Practitioners in Traditional Chinese Medicine can use Fitoki to assist their patients or, after the recommended initial assessment of a TCM practitioner, individuals can purchase their own products directly.
A good starting point is Fitoki’s Compendium, a full guide to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn how the various products can be used to balance your energy levels and keep you in tip-top condition throughout the colder months of the year.
Don’t hibernate through the autumn and winter – embrace the change in the seasons and take the opportunity to discover the principles of renewal and cleansing.
Find out more about the full benefits from the Fitoki range of products and get 15% off your order when you use our promotional code PTA81 at www.3bscientific.de/fitoki.
This special offer is valid until 15th November 2018.
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This special offer is presented by 3B Scientific and is open to all our customers in Germany who purchase any Fitoki products from our website www.3bscientific.de/fitoki. For each purchase of Fitoki products you must use the promotional code PTA81 (eligible until 15.11.2018). There will be no cash alternatives given. The product code will not be accepted after midnight on 15th November 2018. This offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other 3B Scientific Offers. This will not affect our general Policies & Guarantees as mentioned on our website www.3bscientific.com.