Imagine a canal where the water isn’t flowing because it has been blocked up with sticks and debris. Acupuncture removes that debris so the stagnant water moving again.
With acupuncture, you’ll feel results immediately, which is nice. Most people report feeling relaxed and calm right after a treatment. And when things are brought back into balance, all kinds of wonderful shifts can occur.
I once treated a woman who came back and told me, “I couldn’t believe it, I went home and I didn’t want to eat cake. I normally, every day I come home and I want to eat something sweet.” I didn’t set out to cure her sugar cravings, but when things are brought back into balance, the effects are immediate.
People in today’s society are often depleted in a lot of ways, which can create pain and fatigue. Pain and low energy may very well come from an internal deficiency that needs to be nourished; and that’s how Chinese herbs work — by nourishing the organs in different ways and correcting the flow of chi, restoring balance from the inside.
Cupping is an ancient process of creating suction with special cups to restore blood flow in areas of our bodies that are not getting enough. It can surprise people when they see the marks on someone’s body, but they actually don’t hurt. It’s a truly amazing treatment that feels great and has an immediate effect.
The cups draw up stagnant fluids like blood, toxins, or lactic acid and then get fresh blood flow through the area. It is especially powerful for people who are active, or for those who have stress from sitting at a desk or driving all day.
In my nutrition work, I exclusively use whole food supplements because they are verifiably made from whole foods and recreate the whole food complex structures found in nature. Whole food supplements and nutrients come in appropriate doses that your body can actually use, not in excessive amounts that end up as waste.