I think most of us have a decent picture of what health looks like. My only tweak to this would be to add that we should be seeking optimal health and not just an absence of disease or symptoms. I have also written about how acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help you achieve and maintain optimal health. But what the heck is wellness and how can acupuncture help.
Wellness is a process, an active process of becoming aware and actively making choices that move one toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness also encompasses emotional, physical, spiritual and even things like financial wellness. So many of us are so inundated with stress and deadlines and child care and schedules that we feel like we “survive” getting through the day. We need things like caffeine to give us a jolt, pain killers for headaches and other aches and pains, alcohol or other substances to “wind down”. In reality, these substances are numbing us and keeping us unaware of how our bodies are really feeling. Once we wake up and realize that we are tired and in pain and stressed out of our minds, we can start to listen to what our bodies are trying to tell us. This is the first step to becoming aware. It is then that we can make good and conscious choices that help us lead a healthy, fulfilling life.
How Can Acupuncture Help
Acupuncture can help you reduce stress, reduce or even eliminate pain and sleep better. Once these problems are under control, you can more readily make those good choices and fully embrace the process of wellness. The reward? An engaged, fulfilled life that is much more likely to get you to a ripe old age instead of your golden years being filled with doctors’ visits, pharmaceuticals and dependence.
Princeton Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Our patients know just how effective treatments are for these and a host of other problems. Steven Hoffman, a New Jersey Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, will provide you with a thorough intake and evaluation and a clear, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan that will insure that your goals are met or exceeded. Do you want to move past these or other problems? We will help you thrive not just survive!