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Autumn Tuneup

Preventive Health Care by the Seasons

Natural forces have a profound influence on our health because we are inescapably part of Nature. When the energy changes in nature, it changes within us as well. The purpose of a seasonal tuneup is to keep us physically, mentally, and energetically in tune with the ever changing forces of the seasons.

Each season has a unique energy that will definitely influence a specific organ network in our bodies. These networks are diverse elements that interact on certain organs. The Lung Network consists of physical structures, mental/emotional conditions, and climatic influences: Lungs, all mucus membranes, the skin, grief, courage, decision making ("separating wheat from chaff"), the chest, season of autumn and the west wind. These aspects of the Lung Network are especially important to your health in Autumn.

A seasonal acupuncture treatment consists of two aspects: 1) selecting acupoints that have a powerful influence on the predominant organ network of that season and 2) selecting points that will treat any immediate problems you are having.

This approach uses preventive and corrective treatment at the same time. It is natural health care at its best.

Acupuncture, herbs and qigong are excellent ways to encourage the appropriate distribution and nourishment of seasonal Qi flow. I often do some external qi healing after the needles are placed. This sets up a comfortable and nurturing energy field that strengthens the acupuncture treatment. Herbal tonics are usually taken for a short while during each season. I will make specific recommendations for your personal condition.

I also ask most tuneup patients if they would like to learn an essential Qigong Exercise that relates to the season. This only takes a few mintues and beautifully complements the acupunture treatment. It is something they can do at home for their own benefit.

Treatment sessions are $75 by cash or check. Price of herbal supplements varies.

My home studio is about a thirty minute drive from downtown Bozeman. In a sense, the treatment begins when you turn off the highway onto the gravel road. The studio is serene and comfortable with plants, sunlight and twenty acres of quietness. You should expect to be away from town for about two hours. How nice is that?

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 Wishing you a glorious Autumn,

Dr. Ron Davis