Chinese New Year (the spring festival) marks the end of the winter season. It is a time to celebrate the start of new life, to let go of any resentments, start afresh, and wish peace and happiness to all.

2012 is the Year of the Dragon which begins on Monday 23rdJanuary, and is traditionally celebrated for 15 days. There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac:

Animal
Born in Year
Rat
1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
Ox
1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961,1973, 1985,1997
Tiger
1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962,1974, 1986,1998
Rabbit
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963,1975, 1987,1999
Dragon
1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Snake
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Horse
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Goat (Ram/Sheep)
1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Monkey
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Rooster
1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Dog
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Pig
1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

 

The Dragon is the sign of the emperor in China. It symbolises male and yang, wealth, good fortune, and power. People born in Dragon years are to be respected. They are brave, confident, and successful, but can tend towards working too hard. They can get stressed and suffer from tension headaches, and will rarely ask for help.  Does this sound like you?

Why not celebrate the New Year by starting a new course of acupuncture at our clinic?

Treat yourself and take a break!

Xin Nian Kuai Le  新年快乐, Gong Hei Fard Choy  恭喜发财, Xing Ni Ju Yi  新年如意

Happy New Year!

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