What do you think about “Partnership in Health”?
Acupuncture is not a stand alone medicine, it marries extremely well with lifestyle changes.
Health disharmony realistically cannot be remedied effectively, soley by the insertion of needles for 30mins once a week (which is roughly speaking the average attendance in the UK). Very often lifestyle changes are needed to support the work of the needles.
Recently we got a call from a potential client who was looking to have acupuncture for fertility issues (She had researched the subject on line and felt it was the way forward for her).
Here’s the thing she was working all the hours under the sun so actually would have struggled to attend clinic on a regular basis. She was looking for a practitioner who did weekend clinics.
Now it is questionable how effective treatment will be if her work:rest ratio is not balanced. Sure acupuncture would have an impact but would it be at it’s most effective if this lady’s time away from treatment is manically working 10-12 hour days and then commuting (with it’s stresses) on top of that.
Partnership in the healing process is important.
If your diet consists of highly processed foods, lots of caffeine and very little fresh fruit and vegetables it is going to impact on the quality of the Qi your body makes.
If you are not taking time out to rest and relax (we are not talking about sitting/slouching in front of the the television), how do you expect to maintain an inner calmness which promotes the smooth flow of your Qi.
If you are late to bed and early to rise, it means that you are not giving your body time to rest and repair itself ready for the next day.
Qi needs to move, which means you do too. Exercise in some form or other whether it is walking, running, swimming, yoga or Tai’Chi aids the movement of Qi. If Qi doesn’t move it stagnates and that is when we see many problems occurring. Sure the needles can move Qi, but so can you, the power is within.
If you forget to drink water regularly throughout the day, is there any wonder that your skin/hair/nails are dry.
These are just some of the ways we set up a partnership with You.
So attending an appointment with your local acupuncturist is not just all about needles. We take YOU on board, not simply your “problem/condition/issue” . We, however, are only with YOU for a minimal time in the course of a week, yet YOU are with Yourself full time, meaning you are in an optimal position to address issues which your acupuncturist may point out, all for the good of your health.
So what do you say about walking alongside your practitioner on your path to wellness?