Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a holistic approach to healing. It also teaches you how to cultivate calm in any given situation by bringing your body, mind and spirit into balance with the natural world around you. The key, according to TCM, is that human being’s must function as part of nature, not separate from it.
Learn how to get started with your personal journey toward holistic health and how Chinese Medicine can help!
Your body is a Machine
The human body is a complex machine and like any machine, it needs regular maintenance. A car will run better and last longer if you change the oil regularly and keep up on other routine maintenance; likewise your body functions more smoothly if you give it what it needs to stay healthy.
When we take care of our health, we also reap the rewards of an improved quality of life: better sleep, increased energy levels, less stress & anxiety – all of which contribute to feeling healthier. The key is that everyone has their own unique set of needs for optimum health, optimal self-care must be personalized or else there’s no point in taking action!
Taking care of you
First of all, the best thing you can do is expand your knowledge on how to take care of yourself holistically. There are several ways to gain this knowledge: books, seminars and online courses (many of which offer certificates).
Once you’ve taken some steps toward learning more about holistic living it’s time to get started with the practical side of things. For example, if your doctor tells you that you have high blood pressure, it’s not enough to just pop a pill and ignore dietary changes, exercise and developing healthy lifestyle habits.
Exploring your body and what it needs
You must make a connection with your body in order to understand what it needs for overall good health – what foods make it feel good, what kind of exercise does it like (and which makes you feel uncomfortable), and how much rest is required for complete rejuvenation.
Once you’ve established a baseline understanding of your body’s needs, it’s time to explore holistic medicines like Chinese Acupuncture that can help heal ailments whose causes are not yet known. Learning about TCM can help you become more balanced with your environment and yourself.
Building healthy habits
Of course, the best holistic treatments are those that you’re likely to continue using even after being healed of whatever was ailing you – so it makes sense to consider preventative care options as well. Building good habits, like drinking more water, eating healthy foods, and exercising on a regular basis can help keep you healthy.
Since the human body is incredibly complex it’s helpful to eliminate as many variables as possible in order to pinpoint what might be causing problems – going from broad generalizations to more specific explanations of how your body responds to foods & activities.
This is where having a wellness routine becomes very important. While it might seem simple to drink more water, eat fresh fruits & vegetables each day, and get enough sleep, actually putting that into practice can be difficult for people with packed schedules.
To make this process easier, you might consider acupuncture to help make your “to-do” list of healthy activities easier for you each week. Chinese Medicine can help you become more attuned with your body and its needs.
Self-awareness is Key
Finally, it’s important to remember that your physical health is just one part of your overall wellbeing: You need to be aware of both what you think and how you feel in order to live a healthy, vibrant life. Self-awareness is the key to being your best self and feeling comfortable in your own skin – so take some time to learn about yourself!
Are you ready?
When you’re ready to start exploring more holistic ways of living, schedule your initial exam with Dr. Lucky at Lucky Flow Acupuncture! We educate our patients on traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in order to help you put these practices into practice. We offer wellness services like acupuncture, Chinese fire cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine.
Our wellness services are the perfect way to start your holistic lifestyle – but don’t just take our word for it! Check out our social media pages and see for yourself how our team is helping our patients declare their health independence!