In the fall, it is common to experience more symptoms related to a condition known in Chinese medicine as wind invasion.

If you suffer from wind invasion you may experience increased stiffness in neck and shoulders which may go deeper into the body and become a cold or flu. The neck is the area of the body that is most vulnerable to being invaded by wind and cold.

Many points are located on the neck, so protecting this area with a scarf or high-collar is helpful in preventing illness, especially if you are prone to colds and flu during cooler weather.