Our lives used to be a lot more in tune with the changes and energies of the seasons; now we are disconnected from them. Make the most of the energy of the season and reconnect with Spring guided with this post written by the best naturopaths and herbalists near me. This is a great time of year to seek growth, change, and clarity. It is a great time for movement, energy, and excitement.

Spring Energetics: Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine links each season to an element and an organ system; Spring is linked to the wood element and the energy of the liver.

The energy of the wood element is the same energy as seeds planted deep in the soil. It is an energy that needs to move forward and grow. You can embrace this energy, bringing it into your life and use it to help manifest changes or goals. To truly move forward and grow, you also need to let go of what is holding you back – old habits or negative energy can be a hinderance here.

Coming out of winter, your liver energy can often be sluggish, especially because a lot of us eat richer foods and are not as active during the colder months. Emotional stress and an indulgent diet can lead to inflammation, sickness, and a sluggish liver. This can make a spring detox really beneficial, clearing out the toxins, and embracing the renewing energy of Spring.

Springtime Energetics: Food

As the seasons change, the foods available also change. Eating locally grown, seasonal food is a great way to embrace Spring. You can also use food to help nourish your mind, body, and spirit. Listen to what your body needs and embrace the foods of the season. You will often find yourself looking for the foods that are best for you – especially if you are trying to be in tune with Spring.

You might find yourself looking for the foods that are growing, including: green leafy vegetables, salads, fresh onions, berries, mushrooms, carrots, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, rochet, artichokes, lemons, green beans, and herbs like basil or mint. Check our collection of over 120 organic dried and liquid herbs from our herbal pharmacy here.

Eating these lighter foods help to give your digestive system a rest.

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Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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