Holistic Health Solutions, Inc.

Seasons of Health




Holistic Health Solutions, Inc. is an integrative health care practice headed by Jennifer Johnston, PhD,  NMD, MS.  Our goal is to help you live a healthier and happier life with each passing season.

Emphasis is placed on communication and education.  We strive to help unravel the self-healing capabilities that are naturally found in each of us.  Harmony between the mind, body, and emotions is the secret to long-lasting health and contentment.

Healing is waiting to happen!

Winter to Spring ... Time for Transition!

During the transition from Winter to Spring, nature goes through changes to match the seasonal energy shifts.  These changes are as much experienced by you as by our natural surroundings.

When winter arrives, nature begins to hibernate.  Cold slows everything down.  Nature enters a period of rest in order to prepare for spring growth.  Our bodies follow the same pattern.  We must rest in winter so our energy can emerge healthy and strong in spring.

But spring transition occurs in the midst of what still looks like winter.  Think about the flowering daffodils.  The outside temperature is still cold, yet flowers have started to bloom.  Energy has already pushed upward and outward to create new life.  Within you, there is an energy moving up and outward, even though the external temperature is still fluctuating.

Traditional medicine believes that each season has its own energy and that this energy creates change.  The Liver is the organ related to spring.  Just as the energy of the daffodil pushes through the ground, so does Liver energy in your body.  If Liver energy is unbalanced, your body will also feel unbalanced as springtime arrives.  Our bodies are always communicating what’s going on deep inside.

Deep imbalances are often experienced by you as symptoms.  The Liver is responsible for maintaining the smooth flow emotions, so mood swings and bad moods can come from unbalanced Liver energy.  Some other symptoms are headaches, high blood pressure, tendon problems, and eye issues, such as blurry vision, floaters, dry or itchy eyes, or changes in vision.  Since the Liver has a close relationship with the Stomach, digestive issues like indigestion, bloating and burping can occur, especially in springtime.  Spring allergies and cold symptoms are also common signs of the influences that seasonal transition has on the body.

So what can you do to help support your Liver and make a smooth transition into Spring?

  1. Relax :) Take a long walk, take a nap, or laugh with friends.
  2. Reduce alcohol consumption to give the Liver a break.
  3. Reduce complex foods like fried foods and animal proteins.
  4. Stimulate your Liver meridian by hitting your legs up and down the insides of your thighs and calves, starting at the ankles, and moving your way up, for about five minutes.
  5. Practice the Energy Gates daily.  When energy flows freely the body transitions easier during seasonal changes.
Happy Spring!!!
Many thinks to TCMWF for all of their wisdom and support.




Qigong Class Schedule

Please note that scheduled Qigong classes may change.  Our schedule reflects a basic outline for the entire course year.  Please check back to ensure that your class date or time has not changed.  See class schedule on the site calenader.

See you in class!!!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 1 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 3 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 6 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, May 8 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Zen Saying

From the withered tree, a flower blooms.