One of the biggest blocks I see in my practice is when people believe that making positive lifestyle changes has to be a very difficult and arduous process.
I believe that this is one of the areas that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be incredibly helpful, as I have seen many patients make changes almost effortlessly after their acupuncture treatments.
It is not uncommon during the treatment process for old cravings to fade away, unhelpful people to fall out of one’s life, and for more life-affirming patterns to take hold.
Change doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it truly can be quite seamless. Chinese medicine theory suggests that the natural state of the human being is based on awareness, balance, and intelligence. Acupuncture can help put people back in touch with these natural qualities. As this happens, any external patterns that do not match up with these natural qualities will fade away–either immediately or gradually.
Now, this does NOT mean that acupuncture is a magic bullet. You can’t expect to come in for 1 treatment and lose 20 pounds or have pain that has plagued you for 20 years be completely removed. Typically, the treatment effect is a cumulative one that you will notice over multiple sessions.
The point here is that at your core, you are already a whole, awake, and fully alive person who only wants what is healthy in your life. If change feels really hard, it just means that you haven’t quite accessed this wonderful nature of who you are. Acupuncture can certainly help you get there, but it really depends on if you’re ready to experience this.
If you are, then making healthy changes isn’t really hard or easy. It just is.
With that said, if you have been holding back on receiving treatment because making lifestyle changes seems too hard, we encourage you to give us a call, especially if the message in this email makes sense to you.
To choosing health,
Anja Middelveld, L.Ac., NTP
Phone # 503.513.4665