Healing Powers that Flow – Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Answers to questions about the healing powers of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture and herbal medicine increases circulation and stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal. Your circulation is the delivery system for important nutrients, oxygen and the elimination of waste.
Imagine how you would feel if you didn’t eat enough food? You probably would feel cranky, weak and tired.
How would you feel if you weren’t able to breathe well? You might feel uncomfortable, irritable, perhaps anxious and frustrated.
The body eliminates waste and toxins through bowel movements, urination, exhaling and sweating. How would you feel if you were constipated and only had 1 bowel movement per week?
Every cell in your body needs to eat, breath and eliminate waste products. Poor circulation will result in poor health.
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The unobstructed circulation of your blood is the key to supplying the necessary nutrients, oxygen and elimination of toxins and waste.
Every cell in your body needs nutrients and oxygen to grow and function well. What and how you eat are important. The right foods supply the right nutrients. Your ability to digest your food and absorb the nutrients are important processes for optimal body function and optimal health.
You can’t have fire without oxygen. You can’t produce energy or have body function without oxygen. The combination of food and oxygen is comparable to wood and air necessary to start a fire. A variety of health issues diminishes respiratory function like allergies, asthma, chronic respiratory infections – colds and flu.
But there’s something more insidious that leads to poor breathing habits and that is stress. Stress creates a tension in the body and leads to shallow breathing – insufficient oxygen intake and insufficient elimination of carbon dioxide or waste products.
The elimination of toxins is another key process to optimize for greater health. You may think of toxins as something we breathe in, eat or absorb through our skin but there’s more. Every cell in the body makes waste products which are toxic. If not properly eliminated, these toxins will build up in our body and cause trouble.
Chronic toxic buildup is not an immediate or acute trouble like being poisoned. It’s more of a slow chronic build up that leads to poor body function and rapid aging.
If you’re looking to optimize your health and take on preventative practices to slow the aging process acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help.
Traditional Chinese Medicine was developed over thousands of years within the royal courts of China. The emperor’s medical doctors were charged with helping the emperor live a long and healthy life. The health and strength of the emperor was of high importance and necessary to rule.
Under these circumstances you couldn’t develop medicine that was reactionary. You had to focus on prevention to optimize health and strengthen the body. A focus on diet, exercise, acupuncture and herbal medicine, chi kung, feng shui, martial arts, meditation and other important lifestyle factors were developed and practiced to open circulation, slow the aging process and support health.
Good health is about good circulation and the ancient medical practitioners of China understood the importance of promoting circulation. They knew the healing powers generated within the body needed to be supported. They knew a variety factors blocked the body’s healing abilities including poor diet, poor sleep habits, lack of exercise (movement), poor stress management, mental-emotional factors and climate.
The age-old choices in health care were based on natural principles. The focus was on getting to the root-cause of the problem by encouraging natural health and healing.
Promoting good circulation goes beyond blood flow. Good circulation also includes how you think and feel and your lifestyle routines like work, eating, sleeping and more.
Acupuncture is 1 tool of many to encourage natural healing and preventive practices. A Lifestyle consultation can identify irregularities that lead to rapid aging. Smoothing out those irregularities can help you take control of your health naturally and put you on a path to greater health.