Three aspects to living a healthy life this fall from the perspective of Oriental Medicine

It’s just after fall equinox, and the fall season started with some drastic changes in the weather.  Even we need heating system to be turned on and more blankets. It’s time for us to prepare for these seasonal changes internally as well as we prepare to live healthy and harmoniously.

Treasure Moon healing would like to point out three aspects to living a healthy life from the perspective of Oriental Medicine to respond to the seasonal changes.

  • Consume less cooling food. All those who love raw salad please consider having more cooked vegetables and warms soups, adding more garlic and ginger family to your diet, and seasonal produce – they are not only immune enhancing but also warm up your internal system to get ready for colder weather and to fight off flu and common colds.


  • Nourish your lungs and Protect your Immune systemIn Oriental medicine, fall is the season of the Lungs, which are the organ governing the pores on our skin and nose and spreading Qi (energy) throughout our body.  The lungs also form the first barrier for our protective immune system. The first sign of weakness would be the common cold and seasonal flu. The lungs are also susceptible to dryness and cold wind, therefore to keep the body warmer and not to dry the lung is a very important aspect to prevent from seasonal illness.  Behind the neck there is an acupuncture point called “wind gate”, and when the area of this point is exposed by cold wind, you can easily catch a cold – wearing a scarf is recommended! I also recommend cleaning your nasal path with Neti pots – or just inhale warm clean water through nose and blow out a couple of times.


  • The Lungs are also related emotionally to grief; we tend to experience melancholy when the sun goes down earlier.  If you have constitutionally weaker lung energy you might be susceptible to experiencing certain depression or grief, kind of a “blue mood”. With healthy diet, and such warming nurturing yin energy we would have less suffering from fall’s melancholy

We hope you stay healthy this season and look forward to seeing you soon!

If you’d like a healthier body to prepare for a more stable and healthy fall and winter, it is also a good time to seek acupuncture and herbal medicine.  Treasure Moon Healing offers a free visit when you make a referral to your friends and family, and your referred person can get 50% off for the first visit. Call us for more information!

Wishing you health and happiness for this new season!

   Myungjin Chung


Testimonial from Stacy K.

MyungJin Chung cured me. Three years ago I was a mess with allergies. My allergies were actually debilitating. I was miserable from the end of March and through June, with itchy runny eyes, ear, nose and throat. In addition, I had eczema all over my chest, shoulders and back. Truly I was a mess.

I have suffered with allergies all of my life. I’ve been to countless allergist and given all sorts of salves for my eczema and allergy pills for my other symptoms, but nothing helped. I knew that the problem was coming from within my body and no amount of medication would ever cure me.

It not only affected me, but my family. We had to keep our windows closed and wear hats so that they wouldn’t carry the pollen in their hair. I had to wear scarves and shower as soon as I walked into the house, again to minimize the pollen in our house. They had to alter their life styles to accommodate my allergies.

I finally decided try acupuncture with MyungJin Chung. After the first few sessions, I started to feel better. My eyes, ears and nose were less runny and I could lift my head off my pillow. MyungJin then provided herbs to help with the skin issues. MyunJin surmised that the problem was a weak immunity system and that we needed to strengthen my spleen with herbs, diet adjustments and acupuncture.

After three years of acupuncture from February through May, I will tell you that I feel cured. This year I had about four days of discomfort, but other than that I am cured. I feel as though I am a new person, a normal person. Until now, I have never been allergy free. It is wonderful.

I am a true believer in the practice and truly recommend MyungJin Chung to anybody who is suffering from allergies. The added benefit of acupuncture is an overall feeling of well being.

—Stacy K

Treasure Moon Healing

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are paths to renewal for those of us who barely take time to slow down, much less allow ourselves to partake in a healing, nurturing, relaxing experience. Thus, the benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine can be much greater than you might expect.

Myungjin Chung will provide a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for you based upon your health history, lifestyle, and present health condition. Through the Oriental Healing Art you will experience a transformation into utmost well-being.

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I started seeing Myungjin in March 2010 when my first child turned one. I was tapped out – suffering from low energy, long menstrual cycles and small colds that kept bringing me down.  Her work was immediately transformative.  I went from a 52 day cycle to a 30 day cycle in a few months.  I sleep better, I am less stressed and my overall skin tone is more radiant.  My digestion has also improved considerably.  When a cold is looming, Myungjin can help avert me from coming down with it, even if others I am exposed to are contagious.  The results are so astounding that I have now sent my entire family and circle of friends for treatment with equally powerful results.

Dayna Klein/ Manhattan