Fuel Your Body Well
As a practicing acupuncturist physician, I have tried to help may people over the years. Our approach to healing encompasses processes on many levels, physical, emotional, spiritual and all the subtle layers in between. The modalities we use ie: needles, massage, herbs, lifestyle recommendations and so on, can have amazingly effective results. However, after all these years, I have become more and more convinced that many of these interventions would be unnecessary or would work more quickly if only my patients would put better fuel in their bodily machines.
The efficacy of acupuncture and other energy modalities focuses on moving the body’s QI, or energy, to balance or improve function. If the body does not have robust Qi to utilize, the effects of treatment are obstructed. We can try to boost the energy but this adds one more layer of effort to the already compromised system.
High Quality Organic Food
One of the most important things that we must all do is to put high quality fuel into our bodies so that we can generate the most energy from our food intake. Nowadays, this means eating foods without chemicals and preservatives, organic foods, whole unprocessed foods, foods with helpful microbes in them, non GMO foods and so on. You have heard all of this before but the reality is that it is hard to pay extra for these high quality foods. I hope that my voice will be added to the little voices in your ear that are encouraging you to buy organic whole foods the next time you are in the store. This is one of the most fundamental things you can do to improve and maintain health. Thank you.