Spring forward into Wood Season – A new beginning


“In the spring, however,

the grief, or fear, or joy

is overtaken and colored

by the sheer force

of optimism and vitality

which the season inspires.”

~Dr. J.R. Worsley

How is your Wood element doing today? Are you feeling your aliveness? Is your liver and gallbladder planning and making decisions to move forward in your life? How are your trunks, roots, twigs and branches? Are you grounded in the earth and moving upward and out? Are you flexible enough to withstand any wind or even a storm? Are you having writer’s block or a creative block as an artist or musician? Feeling frustration?

The energetic movement of wood gives structure, purpose, and justice if you will. There is an organizational itch to move toward efficiency, light, and growth in the name of benevolence.

What better times are these, to bring forth our humanity, charity, creativity, and love in a rebirth toward hope and a vision for a future with togetherness.

The spirit of Wood is the hun in Chinese medicine, the ethereal soul or spiritual aspect of a person.

“The hun are more like a shadow depending on an object moving under light. They are some sort of escort. The shen (spirit of the heart) go up, they want to go back to heaven, then in myself, a part of my animation which is called the hun is on the verge of leaving my body. My family will try to call back my hun so that I will not be a dead person. For myself, if I want to save my life then I am recalling myself my hun. And if you are lacking energy because you are too weak, or you have been ill for too long then you have no more strength, no voice strong enough to call back your hun. Then you die.”

-Father Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

It has been written that the hun reside in our mental processes, our visions, dreams, and imaginations. It enters the body at birth and leaves after death back to the heavenly realms. Unlike the shen, which is an infinite, absolute light, the hun is heavily influenced by our earthly consciousness. It guides us toward clarity of direction, pauses, and turns. It can facilitate a capacity for justice. It has an ability to foster emotional equilibrium in an ever-changing world, the one constant in life.

We are here to support you through these difficult times and all practitioners in the office have been vaccinated in January 2020. We continue to support those who would like Chinese herbal consultations via telemedicine and online prescription management. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. If you feel comfortable, and have been vaccinated, the waiting room is now being used. If you would like to wait outside of the waiting area, please call or text the office when you arrive for assistance.

Please reschedule your appointment if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are feeling symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, digestive symptoms or no sense of smell. We ask that you continue to social distance and wear masks in public places where some have not been vaccinated for your safety and those around you.

In Florida, ALL Eligible Populations can receive COVID-19 vaccinations effective April 5, 2021.


For more information on how to get vaccinated through Alachua county health department:


The office is located at:  

4131 NW 28th Lane, Suite 7D

Gainesville, FL 32606

(773) 720-9876


About Miha Kim, Acupuncture Physician, Physical Therapist

Board Certified, NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncture Physician, Licensed Physical Therapist with a demonstrated history in skilled manual therapy with certification in Zero Balancing, physical rehabilitation, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University and a Master of Acupuncture focused on Five Element Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Integrative Medicine from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s