Updated: Sep 7, 2020
I feel a little off today. My (fill in the blank) hurts. I am tired. Emotionally, I am not how I want to feel. Maybe it will go away? When will I wake up and feel refreshed and ready to go? These phrases, and more, may often pop into our daily dialogue with ourselves. For a great many of these comments, they will resolve, we forget about the issue, and go on our way only to be replaced by another concern. What happens when the issue doesn’t go away, and you start noticing the same recurring week after week, where do you start?
For some larger concerns like chest pain, difficulty speaking, numbness in the face, you need to seek an emergency room right away. Other concerns may bring you to a primary care office or an immediate care clinic. If you are left wanting more options and still don’t feel your concern has been addressed, where do you go?
Acupuncture Medicine encompasses more than just acupuncture. It is a complete system to interpret a person's health. With treatments ranging from needles, acupressure, cupping, Tui Na (Chinese Massage), Gua Sha (scraping with a tool technique), herbal medicine, Qi Gong, Eastern Food Therapies, Meditation, etc., Acupuncture Medicine practitioners are highly trained to create a unique health plan for you and get you back on track.
With minimal risk for negative side-effects but a great potential for healing, it is for this reason Acupuncture Medicine should be sought out first for your care. If there is no change or improvement in three weeks, then yes, get further testing, but for many cases it will help resolve the issue prior to needing more invasive interventions. This all can be done at the same time as waiting for results of other testing or other doctor appointments, so why wait for healing, when it can begin today.
Go to Integrate Medicine Resources to find an Acupuncture Medicine Practitioner near you and start Integrating your Medicine today.
Lindy Camardella, DACM, L.Ac.