December 21 is the shortest day of the year. Also called the winter solstice. From this day on it slowly gets lighter again and the days get longer. During the winter solstice, the sun is at the northernmost or southernmost position of the earth. The winter solstice is a day on which various rituals are held to welcome the light into the darkness. In this blog, you can read more about this day and what you can do during this day.
Chinese medicine works according to the cycle of the natural elements. The elements wood, fire, earth, metal and water are central to the seasons in the year. Each of them affects our organs, emotions and patterns. When the fall starts, we flow into the metal element. The season of letting go. In this blog, you can read more about the metal season and how you can transition with balance in this element.
In Chinese medicine, we refer to the five elements. These are five elements from natural medicine. One by one connected to a season, organs, emotions and patterns. In this article, you can read more about what the five elements are and when the seasons occur. But also how you can create balance in these elements.