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Who do you trust?

This calendar (by Timber Hawkeye) has been a source of great inspiration for me this year – I will definitely be getting it again for next year – cant believe its nearly here already!!

I often find myself struggling with claims I see on social media – people promising you the world if you sign up to their program/treatments/use their miracle product.

It reminds me of the old ‘snake oil analogy’: you know the one – where this magic potion can magically fix all that ails you – the magical QUICK FIX. I am now 12 years into my practice. I have in that time amassed a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, gained not only from my studies but from my patients and colleagues.

Most fundamental to it all (and its a huge component of Chinese Medicine Theory: pathology, diagnosis and prognosis), I have come to accept that our health is not affected by JUST ONE THING and as such cant be fixed by JUST ONE THING.

TCM theory talks of different causes of disease: the food we eat, the exercise we do, the rest we take, the pathogens we are exposed to, our genetic constitution.

Its complicated

The argument is that we each have our own constitution and as such our requirements may be different to the next person – what is good for the goose isn’t necessarily good for the gander. I see it as my job to not only pin you to the bed – but educate you on other ways in which you can interact in this life – giving you the control.

More often that not acupuncture is the catalyst for other changes in life – which help to make the transition created by the acupuncture more permanent.

Perhaps you come to see me for lower back pain – I treat that pain, but unless you make changes to your posture and exercise routine – chances are that pain will return – and then you’ll need more treatment, which of course is completely fine and its HARD to make changes – some don’t seem worth it – and then you become one of my regulars๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Its Your Choice

Know that you have a choice – variety and moderation are the keys to a long, healthy life – but if you choose excess (which I do!) understand the consequences – know that you will need more help the longer you partake in said indulgence.

Acupuncture, Massage, Reflexlogy, Rolfing and many other therapies out here ALL play a part in helping you to improve your health and well-being, and they take the pressure OFF you trying to live the ‘best life’.

About Paula

Paula is a degree qualified acupuncturist, and full member of the British Acupuncture Council. As well as providing acupuncture, aromatherapy facials, cupping and ear candling therapies, she also manages Health Rediscovered and writes for our blog.

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