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What Is Health?
My teacher once said that good health was having the freedom to make choices in life. In regards to mental, physical or financial health, this means having the capacity to do the things you want to do and make decisions and or life choices that support your goals.

Where do you want to go, or what do you want to do? Can you take advantage of opportunities or are you limited? If you are limited, start today to make changes that allow you to achieve your goals. Acupuncture can help restore your body's ability to function, thus allowing you to get back to doing the things you want to do.

At our office, Acupuncture Healthcare Specialists, we frequently recommend auxiliary methods such as self-relaxation techniques to calm the mind, and stretching to repair body function, to help our patients regain the health they need to live life more fully.
How to Handle Most Problems
We all have pressures of daily life and constant problems, deadlines and never-ending responsibilities to attend to. This is a part of life. Sometimes the problems seem insurmountable and cause mental anguish. One way to lessen the constant mental strain associated with this is to think of the fact that nearly all problems can be resolved. How can this be?

It is said that all problems are at one time small. Best to handle the problem while it is small and before it becomes large and hard to manage. Think of a yard of weeds. When you see the yard, you think it is overwhelming. But at one time, the yard just had one weed, and if picked, the problem could have been easily taken care of.

The moral of the story is: Try to resolve problems while they are small. This keeps them manageable and easy to tackle. If this takes prevention or maintenance, then so be it. For healthcare, this may entail exercise, diet and mental relaxation. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help in this respect.

Contact our office, Acupuncture Healthcare Specialists if you have any questions on how we can help you keep your health problems small. Thank you.
Keep in Balance During the Holidays - Be Like Bamboo
The holidays are supposed to be fun and restful. This period, however, is usually stressful for many people. One reason for this is that we have high expectations and beliefs that the holidays will be a time of relaxing with family, getting along with everyone and enjoying the fruits of the year. Commonly, this holiday season is scheduled with cleaning, shopping, running around and travelling. It's no reason that people need a vacation after this "holiday season".

One way to get around this is to think about the Chinese notion of balance. Make a choice - would you rather be an oak tree or a bamboo tree? The oak is strong and majestic, while the bamboo is smaller and more fragile. When a storm hits, however, the oak tree is the first to get uprooted, as it tries to "fight" against the storm. It is inflexible. The bamboo, meanwhile, survives and flourishes as it is adaptable and able to bend with the circumstances of the wind.

For this reason, do not try to fight life or the stresses that go along with it. Try to be like bamboo and be flexible in your thinking. It will keep you in good health throughout this holiday season and beyond.

For more information on acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, please contact us. If you have any health concerns that need assistance, contact us and we'll be happy to resolve those health complaints for you.
Acupuncture Healthcare Specialists - What Is Qi?
I tell my patients that the concept of Qi as energy is actually a mistaken translation of the Chinese symbol. There is a pervasive thought that acupuncture works on moving mysterious channels of qi throughout the body. What is this Qi and why can't you see it? Where does it travel?

One explanation is that the ancient Chinese physicians, who performed dissections and examined the body in great detail long before Western Medicine guides were published, used the term Qi to denote vapor. This can be thought of as oxygen. In this sense, acupuncture is a vascular medicine that relates to the movement of oxygen and blood throughout the body. When there is enhanced bloodflow, there is better health.

Acupuncture helps to activate the body's nervous system, which tells the brain to increase the amount of oxygen and bloodflow to certain parts of the body to enhance health, reduce pain and promote healing.

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