Steps to Healing: Part 3

Steps to Healing: Part 3

Today’s post, the final of 3 posts about steps in the healing process, will discuss the importance of Maintenance or Wellness Care. Over the last few weeks we discussed the first two phases of healing; Relief Care and Treating the Root Cause. We used an automobile analogy: Relief care is the equivalent of turning off the dashboard indicator light while treating the root cause would be adding more oil to make the dashboard light turn off on its own. Following through with this analogy, Maintenance or Wellness Care is about regularly checking the oil levels, inspecting the gaskets and making sure everything is in working order. In this way, we prevent oil loss before it happens. So how do we use Acupuncture to keep you strong and healthy you ask?  Diagnostics such as pulse diagnosis help us identify imbalances in Qi, vital life force. In many cases, the imbalances are the predecessors to illness and symptoms. Acupuncture treatments balance excess and deficiencies. This coupled with lifestyle changes can create a solid program to promote long-term health and wellness. Many people are fantastic about maintaining their homes, their cars and their electronics. If I were to ask you how much battery is left on your mobile phone, you would probably know the answer. That said, many of us miss the indicators are body provides us; letting us know when we need a break, more sleep, better nutrients, adequate water and sufficient movement. Maintenance care is not only about working with a healthcare expert to monitor and review these signs but also creating a plan to keep the body strong for...