How Often to See Your Acupuncturist

Acupuncturists look at the interrelationship of organ function, patient experience and lifestyle, and the external environment. Because of this, to establish a good baseline with an acupuncturist, quarterly visits would be an ideal minimum; this way we can at least observe how patients tolerate the climatic conditions of the four major seasons. Ideally, i’d like see healthy patients every four to six weeks to observe how their bodies, minds, and habits shift in response to the changes within seasons.

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Qigong is Like Music

There is no harm in starting these practices in the latter stages of life, just as one can choose to learn an instrument at any age. And, while it takes time to feel like an instrument is an extension of one’s body and spirit, we have the benefit of being passively familiar with our bodies, simply by living through them. However, when compared to a violin, a cello, even a piano, the human body is a vastly more complex instrument.

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Finding Balance in the Time of Youth

In our culture, younger people tend not to visit healthcare professionals unless they have an issue that requires immediate attention. While acupuncture and Chinese medicine excel at treating those with illness, chronic suffering, and disease, the medicine also excels at optimizing health, helping to prevent the development of serious conditions, and quicken recovery should some accident or severe illness befall a person.

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Healer Heal Thyself

Being a healer as well as a martial artist means I have to take extra good care of my hands. Fingers and wrists are easily injured in the regular practice of a martial art, especially ones that involve lots of twists and joint locks to counter being grabbed by an aggressor.

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