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Autumn- the metal element from the perspective of TCM

Autumn is just around the corner. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures cooler. It is a time to retreat and prepare for the rest of the winter.

The organs lungs and large intestine, the immune system and the skin are assigned to the metal element. Lungs and colon are directly linked to each other - when our intestines are doing well, we also have a strong defense against diseases. People with a balanced metal element have a clear orientation and a strong sense of justice. They can perceive their intuition and express their feelings.

In autumn, drought predominates, even if you don't notice it from the outside. In the body, the juices recede, leaving the lungs and colon prone to dryness, which can manifest itself in a dry cough or constipation. Rice, radish, radishes and white vegetables like kohlrabi, cauliflower and salsify strengthen and protect the metal organs. At the same time, the organism should be prepared for the cold season by strengthening the immune system. Leek, onion, fresh ginger, other hot spices and lamb are used for this.

TCM organ clock: According to TCM, the high phase of the lungs is between 3 and 5 o'clock. It regulates breathing, distributes body fluids and is one of the purifying organs in the body. Your cleansing process takes place during sleep. This process can be promoted by sleeping with the windows open or ventilating well before going to bed. A good night's sleep is important for a strong immune system!

Source and book tip: Diet according to the five elements by Barbara Temelie

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