Acupuncture and spring. The Torbay Acupuncture Centre, Torbay, Devon.

Living With Spring

Spring is a time of hope and new life

We have all survived the ravages of another winter and can look forward to the new year ahead. In nature spring is full of growth, colour and promise.

Likewise for us, springtime and its element of wood are strongly associated with growth, vision and direction. Balanced Wood energy is assertive and determined, benevolent and just. Now is a great time to be making decisions and setting your life on a new course. You are likely to find a new bounce in your step and new hope in your heart.

Nevertheless, please remember new shoots are very fragile. They lack the durability of established growth, so they need to be tended to very carefully at this vulnerable stage in their development. Don’t become despondent or frustrated if things don’t go entirely according to plan. Flexibility is needed. Until a tree has developed the strength of old age, it does well to bend in the face of strong winds…

Rachel Geary

Rachel Geary BA(Hons), Lic. Ac. MBAcC is a fully qualified acupuncturist, having graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2002. She has previously practiced in Inverness and Barnstaple. "I first became interested in acupuncture whilst I was at university studying History and Philosophy. I was particularly drawn to eastern philosophy, which I found particularly elegant and beautiful. I then went on to complete a three and a half year course of study in acupuncture and discovered it exemplify these very same qualities. I feel very privileged to have been able to learn so much about the Chinese understanding of health and to be able to use this knowledge to help others." Rachel Geary is a Registered Acupuncturist, she is registered at The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and The Association of Community and Multilbed Acupuncture Clinic (ACMAC).