Wait, isn’t acupuncture supposed to help me? Well, yes but just like any healing modality and like many things in life, much of the outcome hinges on you. Going to PT but not doing the exercises at home, don’t expect much progress. Have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a heart condition? Medications can help, but the real healing takes place when you start to make better choices about your health. Trying to accomplish, well, just about anything? The results are directly dependent on you. OK, so how do I help acupuncture.
Enough Is Enough
I heard someone talking recently and they were saying that they were listening to an audio book. They went on to say that they liked to exercise or clean when they listened to the book because they liked to “do something”. Um, they were doing something...listening to a book! We have become so driven by what we “get done”, what we accomplish (or don’t) that the simple pleasure of sitting and listening to a book feels like we are somehow being lazy. We haven’t checked something off the list. We sit there, listening to the book but looking at all of the things that need to be done and we can’t even take the time to be with ourselves.
So How Can I Help
There may be several things that your acupuncturist might recommend to help with your healing process. Exercise, changes in diet, changes in lifestyle or maybe working with other health care practitioners depending on your situation. One thing that will help your body heal in almost any case is reducing stress. When we are under stress, our bodies simply do not recover the way they do when we are relaxed, when we get good sleep. Did you know that your body heals better when you are on vacation? You do now! Give yourself mini vacations every day. Schedule them into your day so that they happen. Say enough is enough and take care of yourself.
One thing that I hope comes from this whole situation we are in with COVID-19 is that we will realize that we can STOP, completely. And you know what, things are still OK. The world keeps turning, we figure out a way to get through. I hope that communities come to rely on one another more closely and that families realize that, really, the most important thing IS family, not the work that you do to provide for your family. We can survive and even thrive without schools and camps and organized activities and all the other crap we surround ourselves with.
The rewards for this are many fold. One of them is that you can improve your health and improve your outcomes with any healing modality by simply giving yourself some space to heal.
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!
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