When was the last time you had a preventative treatment?
In every social event or new encounter I have with people there is a question that comes up…”so what do you do for a living?” being an acupuncturist and a healer, immediately after my answer I get a list of medical diagnoses and health issues with a question following – “can acupuncture help with it?” Or even better – “I had acupuncture and it helped me a lot!”
Don’t get me wrong, I love talking about acupuncture, it is my passion. It is also my absolute pleasure to give as much information as I can to anyone who is interested in hearing. But when was the last time you had acupuncture? And if you did…why did you stop? Are you 100% fine now?
Acupuncture (Chinese medicine) is originally a preventative medicine. When Chinese medicine is taught, the practitioner learns about the healthy body and the way to maintain good health. Only after, it is taught how to bring someone back to balance from illness.
In ancient China every village or community had its Dr. The medicine man would be reworded for the amount of healthy patients he had and not for the sick. It is written in the Huang Di Nei Jing that the most skillful Dr. is treating healthy patients. The reason is, that Chinese medicine is a preventative one in essence.
The skilled man would walk in his village or town and summon patients when the time was right. He knew the people of his community, their weaknesses and health tendencies. He also knew their energetic birth chart and would see if the upcoming energies in the next season are going to affect their health.
Most people pay hundreds of dollars every month for health insurance that does not insure their health at all. It is important, but doesn’t prevent them from getting sick. Many people do not consider having a health issue even though being medicated for one. “Everything is fine” people say, but behind this sentence, stands at times, a long list of drugs they depend on and a history of highly invasive medical procedures.
Being medicated (at times necessary) doesn’t fix the problem, the root cause is still present. Eventually if no energetic change is done, new symptom or illness might rise. Acknowledgment that something is off track, is the first step towards a positive shift and real healing. There is always something to work on.