“The mission of medicine could be likened to the purpose of life, to further freedom: 

freedom from discomfort, pain and suffering; and the freedom to experience happiness, even bliss.

~ Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold  

As a patient, it is important to begin the work of understanding the intimate connection between daily activity and the development of "dis-ease". 

 Lifestyle counseling includes recommendations about daily habits, exercise, spiritual practice, relationships, job related difficulties and any contemplated life changes such as taking a new job or moving. Because all of these parts of a person’s life have a direct impact on their health - they must be addressed. 

 In Chinese medicine and in Ayurvedic Medicine modifying behavior on the basis of seasonal energy is important. Because the seasons bring very different environmental conditions, they require very different activities on our part.