Over the last four years I have seen how traditional Chinese medicine can impact peoples’ lives with almost miraculous results. I always say that acupuncture helps me to do magic every day but miracles can take a little longer. By this I mean that if you have a chronic issue that you have lived with for some time it can take a while and more treatments to fix than if you come to be as soon as you have a problem. If you have an injury and you come to me within a day or so then your treatment time will be much shorter maybe even just one session if it’s a muscle injury. If you leave it and try physiotherapy or other modalities then the problem settles in and it can take a bit longer for me to fix.
TCM can treat all manner of conditions from tendon and muscle injuries to complex medical issues and mental health problems. If you have a condition that has required you to have ongoing prescription drugs or have been told there’s nothing that can be done to help then please give acupuncture a try, you have absolutely nothing to lose.
Time and time again I have patients telling me how acupuncture has changed their life for the better where traditional medicine and therapies have not been able to help. Acupuncture is able to clear blockages in energy in the body better than anything else thus allowing the body to heal itself. Acupuncture balances our systems, from blood flow to organ health and the nervous system it creates and improves the natural environment to allow our own body to regulate and heal.
When we are feeling good, getting enough sleep, eating a varied and balanced diet our energies are flowing well around our bodies and all is well with the world. But as we all know this feeling does not happen very often. We regularly have little niggles that we put up with every day, whether that is aches and pains on waking, not sleeping very soundly or getting indigestion or bloating from our food. It is at this point that we should do something about it. At this point our energies are starting to get out of balance. If we dealt with this at that point either by reducing our stress levels, improving our diet and sleep then this energetic issue would not progress further into physical issues. At this point we should seek help from an acupuncturist to quickly re-balance everything. You would not let your car continue to have issues with starting the engine or with making funny noises, you would take it to a garage to get the mechanic to check it out. If your laptop was starting to get sluggish you would take it to a technician to get it fixed. Why then do we not do the same thing with ourselves? I have often pondered this as to why we allow ourselves to get so energy drained that physical symptoms appear. Once the physical symptoms appear then the acupuncturist can help to find the root cause of the problem and by treating this the physical symptoms improve or disappear completely within a few treatments.
If Acupuncture and TCM can change things in our bodies so quickly why do we not have regular treatments? We have our nails done regularly, go for massages regularly, have our haircut regularly but we don’t take care and balance our systems regularly. Why is this? Is it because we don’t know enough about this ancient medical treatment? Maybe? Is it because we are scared of what we don’t know? Maybe? Acupuncture has been around much longer than any prescription medicines and is one of the oldest ‘original’ medicine modalities so why has it survived for this long? The answer is because it works! It changes lives every day around the world.
Give it a go! What have you got to lose?