Most of us have aspects of our health that need improvement. For some, you have pain that will not go away. Others have diagnosed health conditions that require monitoring or medication. Most of us have too much stress and anxiety, which makes our other health issues worse. What if you could restore your health naturally, with less dependence on doctor visits, surgery, or medications? Today’s blog post explores the ancient life force called Qi (pronounced Chee) and proposes ways to tap into this force to find meaningful healing.
What Is Qi?
Qi is a concept developed thousands of years ago and is the foundation of Chinese medicine. Qi is vibrancy, energy, the ingredient that infuses all life on Earth. When Qi is abundant in our bodies, we have good health. Qi circulates through the body, nourishing our organs, building, and moving blood through our vessels. All health problems, and all health remedies, can be described in terms of Qi.
Restore Your Health Naturally
The secret to the powerful healing potential of acupuncture lies in its ability to harmonize the Qi in a person’s body. Any of you who have had acupuncture for an ailment is familiar with this experience. Pains ease and health conditions dissipate, all through the gentle use of tiny needles, strategically placed on the body.
All disease comes from imbalances. Health is balance, while sickness reflects an imbalance in the body. Chinese medicine practitioners identify imbalances and then create treatment plans to restore balance with acupuncture. Every health condition is simply a reflection of disharmony in the body. Restoring proper Qi flow is the key to restoring health.
How Does Qi Heal Disease?
Take stress, for example. Everyone is stressed these days because of Covid-19. The emotions of stress, fear, and anxiety are directly related to Qi in your body not flowing smoothly. We call this Qi stagnation. A stressful telephone conversation causes a small degree of Qi stagnation, while a global pandemic generates severe Qi stagnation. All of this stuck energy in the body leads to imbalances in our organs, and poor blood circulation to our muscles, tendons, and ligaments. But don’t despair – there is a way to restore your health naturally from Qi stagnation.
Qi stagnation from stress is the root cause of such health conditions as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraine headaches, chronic neck pain, and depression. The bad news is that with each passing year, we internalize more stress, resulting in more disharmony and disease. The good news is that acupuncture can get stagnant Qi flowing again, training our bodies to keep Qi circulating even in times of stress. Acupuncture empowers our bodies to stay healthy in an unhealthy world.
Combining Western and Eastern Medicine
Don’t get me wrong – I love my primary care doctor. And I’m not anti-medication. Many medications work great for patients. Furthermore, preventative procedures like colonoscopies and mammograms save countless lives. But Western medicine can’t do everything. And tapping into the power of Qi can play a significant role in improving people’s health.
Whenever you can, wherever you are able, restore your health naturally. Let good Qi circulation harmonize your body first, and save Western medicine for when Qi circulation is not enough. In the future, a doctor visit should begin with an intake to determine the most effective, least invasive, health care solution for your health issue. Some patients would start with acupuncture, others with chiropractic or homeopathy. Still, others would leapfrog directly to a surgeon or medication specialist.
Integrative healthcare will come. For now, take the time to find the right place to start your healing. Feel free to call us to discuss your health issue and how best to tackle it. We are here to help.
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Natural Healing with Acupuncture
Restore your health naturally with acupuncture. It is the safest medicine on the planet. Acupuncture gets your Qi flowing smoothly again, resolving sickness and disease from the inside out.
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