I knew the same thing would happen with acupuncture. I had a bit of second-hand experience when my daughter went through an acupuncture treatment last fall and knew that she thoroughly enjoyed it.
When I was in the preparatory phase of my cleanse, I had an inclination that acupuncture might be a nice addition to the detox process. My sister had experienced benefits from zone therapy in relation to detox, and acupuncture seems similar (being all about balancing energy).
Fortunately, I have a friend, Brenda, who is a licensed acupuncturist, so I asked her about it. Yes indeed, acupuncture can assist with a detox. It’s even on her website:
Acupuncture is useful for, but not limited to the following:
Preventive Medicine: relaxation, stress reduction, emotional balancing, nutritional counseling, detox
So I made an appointment!
Today was the day. At 1:58 PM, I biked in haste over to Brenda’s acupuncture office two blocks from my house. I made it just in time for my 2 PM. :)
We talked about some of the reasons I was there. I said, primarily I was there for the detox aspect and digestion. Also for stress relief (I am anxious by nature). It’s not affecting my life negatively for the most part, but I’m very interested in preventing future health problems related to stress. This goal fits nicely with the tradition of Chinese medicine:
To maintain order rather than correct disorder is the ultimate principle of wisdom.
Preventative care – what a concept! (They had it figured out over 2,000 years ago and we’re just now re-discovering this…)
The acupuncture itself must be experienced. There is no good way to describe it. For me, it was relaxing and by the time it was over, I felt completely at ease and had no pain in my stomach (there’s often a little bit of tension in there). Wow!
Over to You!
What are your views of alterative medicine? Do you think it has benefits over Western medicine? What do you do to prevent illness?
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