I think we all know someone, or it is even ourselves, who lives by the idea, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” This concept may be prudent when putting off replacing the many gadgets, tools and equipment in our life, however, this philosophy does not apply when one desires to enjoy best health. To prevent illness, one can stay on top of best health practices and nip a problem in the bud when it first starts to present with preventative medicine. Acupuncture care which includes herbs, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, is preventative medicine and a wonderful way to solve health issues before they become illnesses and disease patterns.
The early signs of ill health, also known as symptoms, are often ignored or self-medicated with options like drinking more coffee, chewing on TUMS, taking a decongestant and just carrying on. Most people take health for granted until symptoms are severe and/or debilitating pain occurs. When health problems get so bad that they cannot be ignored is when people seek professional medical help. However, did you know that when symptoms occur the body is already 80% compromised?
In the ancient medical art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the symptoms point to the diagnosis of the problem and also to the treatment strategy. With TCM, we do not just encourage the symptoms to go away; we help the body to reduce the symptoms normally as it we help it to function properly so the symptoms don’t return.
The treatment strategy at Nature’s Wisdom Healing Center-Mary Cetan starts with a diagnosis. The diagnosis is determined by the reporting and observation of the myriad of symptoms the patient presents with. The symptoms are understood in a natural and practical framework by utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine’s ancient method of diagnosis along with incorporating modern lab test results as needed.
Resolving the health issues is a three-part plan and care in all phases of the plan include acupuncture and a supplement schedule of nutrients from Standard Process and herbal medicine from MediHerb and from Traditional Chinese Herbal formulas.
The first phase of care is Relief Care, and it is designed to help one feel better today as we work on understanding and addressing the causes of the health problems. Acupuncture is very relaxing and is proven to cause endorphin release each time it is administered.
Secondly, we have the Corrective Care phase and this is where most of the work is done. As a rule of thumb, we have learned and, in our experience, for every year a person suffers with an illness, it can take a month of care to fix it, if indeed it can be fixed. Sometimes the body is altered by western medicine through surgery and pharmaceuticals so that it is not possible to fully restore the body. However, the body has inherent wisdom and can improve no matter where one starts with safe and natural acupuncture care.
Finally, Maintenance Care is designed help our patients maintain the gains they have earned with our Corrective Care, to enjoy best health every day and to prevent future disease patterns.
Please feel free to reach out to Mary Cetan, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, on form below and request a Complimentary Chat or let us know that you are ready to get started with Acupuncture Care to help you get rid of your symptoms and pains as you look forward to moving into a healthier future!