Foot Prints---"'Tis the Season!"

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Here in the desert southwest we are fortunate enough to have springtime already! The flowers are blooming and the trees are nice and green. The scent of freshly mown grass is in the air, and smells so good!

The temptation is to open all the windows, get rid of the winter "air" and get some fresh air through the house. Unfortunately, with spring comes wind and allergens floating all around us. Then the inevitable red, itchy eyes, runny nose and scratchy throat make their springtime appearance as well.

From a Chinese Medicine perspective, our livers become more active, and can be off-balance. This can cause anger, irritability, insomnia and dizziness.

A couple of quick tips for assistance through this season...

****Shower or bathe more frequently to get the pollens and allergens off your body.
****Wash clothing more frequently for the same reason.
****Every morning, drink about 6 ounces of warm water with the juice of half a lemon added. This is a great liver cleanse and will help get rid of build-ups inside your body.
****The reflexes to the sinus areas and head are to be found in the fingers. Gently massage all the fingers and thumb areas for about 3-4 minutes a day. This will help drain the sinus areas and help cleanse the nose and throat.

Enjoy spring, whenever it comes your way, and Happy Reflexing!