Nurture Emotional Wellness and Reduce Your Stress
Holiday Qi: Acupuncture is Rx for Stress, Anxiety and the Holiday Blues
Robert Wallace LAc, LMT
Chicago Holistic Medicine
1619 W. Montrose
Chicago IL 60613
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Qi Gong,
Reiki, Massage Therapy, Mindfulness
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It is not uncommon to hear patients talk to others about their “acupuncture miracles.”
To someone suffering with severe migraines for years on end, and who has tried every drug and medical remedy under the sun, it might seem like a miracle to get relief after just a few simple acupuncture treatments.
To the woman pronounced infertile, it certainly seems miraculous when she is able to finally conceive.
To the man with chronic lower back pain and sciatica, the relief from pain is expected, but the miracle comes in the form of better digestion and improved bowel and bladder function.
We tend to consider these events miracles because as a whole we have grown so accustomed to living life with chronic, sometimes debilitating ailments, that after a while they just become part of us and are accepted as normal.
On top of that, medicinal treatments, while offering at best symptomatic relief, do nothing to actually correct the underlying problem and bring the body back into its natural balance. Therefore, when perpetually treating a condition with medicine it is easy to become resigned to living with the vicious cycle of relief while on the drug (outside of the medicine’s inherent side effects), and the return of the symptoms when the drug wears off. To those raised on the medical model this is as good as it gets.
So when they finally find acupuncture and discover what it means to be truly healthy and allow the body to fully express itself mentally, physically, and emotionally from the inside out, it is only natural to consider it miraculous. Especially given the torturous path that finally led them to acupuncture in the first place.
But what does it say about our general state of health that when the body is functioning as it was designed to and simply expressing life as it was meant to be, we tag it a “miracle”?
It is sobering that the majority of us have settled for way too long to live a life so far below our natural potential that we have forgotten what it feels like to be wholly healthy and well. The true miracle is that we allow ourselves to be abused by such an inefficient, often dangerous, system of medical care.
The acupuncturist works no miracles and heals nothing, but rather removes blockages and restores balance in the body, allowing the body’s wisdom to go to work and express health and life the only way it knows how. A life that more and more people are discovering is easily within their grasp.
Buying an automobile is probably one of the biggest financial investments you’ll make. When you consider all the hard work that went into your purchase I’m sure you would agree that it only makes sense to protect your investment so that you get as much return on it as possible. You understand that even though your car runs great, performs magnificently, and looks wonderful on the outside it is imperative that you keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Routine oil changes are essential to the life of your car’s engine. It would be foolish to sink tens of thousands of dollars into a new vehicle only to neglect the maintenance and drive it to an early grave.
Restoring your health through acupuncture requires an investment of both your time and money, and is truly one of the best investments you can make for yourself. If you have completed, or are in the process of following through with a schedule of comprehensive acupuncture treatments, then congratulations on your commitment to excellent health! However, to remain at the pinnacle you worked so hard to achieve it is essential to incorporate acupuncture wellness care into your lifestyle.
Once you have completed an initial or comprehensive care plan it is important to follow up with routine visits to maintain your newfound level of health. After all, if it was worth the investment to regain your health, then you owe it to yourself to maintain it.
The key is to remain proactive and to stay one step ahead of potential problems before they have a chance to develop. It is far less costly to take your car to the mechanic for routine maintenance work than it is to wait for a breakdown.
Keep in mind, however, that even with routine automotive maintenance there is still the potential to develop trouble between service appointments. When the warning lights on your dash alert you to a problem, it is best to get it checked right away rather than wait until your next scheduled service.
The same goes for your body. When pain, injuries, or illness occur between wellness visits, resist the temptation to hold out until your next scheduled visit. If your body is talking to you, listen to it. The sooner a problem is addressed, the easier and more cost effective it is to get you over it.
Your body is meant to last you a lifetime. It is not leased and there is no trading it in. Isn’t it time you started caring for your body as well as you treat your car? Just like oil changes, fuel line flushes, and tire rotations, wellness visits will keep you running strong for a lifetime!
Call or Email Now to Schedule Your Next Maintenance [Oil Change] Appointment! Yours in Health, Robert