Chinese New Year 2022

Chinese New Year starts on 1st February and lasts for 16 days – culminating with the lantern festival on 15th February.

2022 is the 4719th Chinese Year. The year’s name is Yang Water Tiger according to the Chinese Stem-Branch Calendar. Yang-Water is related to flowing water such as a river. The colour of the Water Element in Chinese astrology and Chinese Medicine is black. Therefore, some people call 2022 a Black Tiger year.

We think of the tiger as a sign of danger or adventure, but it also means exploration or new hope. Therefore, this year is a great time for new beginnings and new challenges. Water Tiger 2022 may be considered an auspicious year for starting a new business or a new career. It’s time to dip our toes into new waters and seeing where they take us.

Having an acupuncture treatment around the time of change in the year is always a good thing to set us up for the year ahead. Each season there are treatments that protect us from ailments associated with the three months ahead (so at this time of year it is a good idea to start looking at hay fever treatment to protect through spring especially).

If you were born in 1962, that was the last Water Tiger year so an acupuncture treatment for you would be especially beneficial. Chinese Medicine is not simply used to treat conditions already affecting you – it is also used for prevention as well as for cure.

If you are curious about how Chinese Medicine might help you or how your own birth chart affects your constitution and what might be done to support your health using this fascinating medium, why not book in for a free 15-minuteconsultation with our Chinese Medicine practitioner, Selena.

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