I am a Five Element Acupuncturist and got to where I am because I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives. After experiencing the power of acupuncture as a patient, I wanted to bring its benefits to others.
Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine, and therefore well-established. It works by ensuring a good balance and harmony across body and mind, thereby kickstarting a person’s natural healing mechanisms.
We become aware of imbalances, once we experience physical discomforts, such as pain, headaches, weakened immunity, etc or mental problems, for example in the form of stress, anxiety, poor concentration, low mood and so on.
Acupuncture treats not only such symptoms but the the root cause too. This means long lasting results for specific conditions, as well as better overall health and wellbeing.
In Chinese Medicine, there are three basic pillars to health which are at the heart of my wellness rituals: sleep, food and breathing. And the quality of each is important. For instance, breathing is not just about breathing deep into our abdomen, rather than shallow breathing in our chest. It is also about the quality of the air we take in. This means for example if we are going on a run, we should do so in a park or in the woods, rather than alongside a busy and polluted road.
How well we eat, sleep and breathe does have a major impact on how we feel, but it is also essential I think to make sure that we are nourished by healthy relationships in our life – whether in terms of our relationship with work, family or our partner. Being surrounded by the right people is key, and walking away from negativity is OK!
Kickstarting your wellness doesn’t necessarily take much time:
-love yourself and remember to be grateful for the good things
– Break the unhealthy cycle! Start somewhere it doesn’t matter where, as one thing leads to another.
-If you get a good night’s sleep, you are less likely to reach for a sugary snack, and more likely to be motivated to do some exercise. But equally, if you decide to go for a run, chances are, you won’t want to eat something unhealthy afterwards, and you’ll sleep better …
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