How to Heal
Please refer to the alphabetized list following the short explanation below for information particular to ‘SPOTLIGHT’ conditions (common syndromes/dis-eases).
One day A Patient asked why there are not more healers practicing our medicine … Below is our response …
Western medicine treats the symptom/s (symptomatic approach). Chinese medicine is a preventative approach; it may, many times, work in harmony with a Western approach to health science. Chinese medicine requires the involvement of the patient to take a stance and seek harmony, balance, and healing within - ‘preventative’ (the operative word), synonymous with Chinese medicine, indicates possible knowledge of a ‘best action/behavior’. In Chinese medicine we read the body’s signs, balancing and working to ensure that symptoms are never onset because the body is neither manifesting, tolerating, or cultivating dis-ease; and if symptoms are onset, we seek re-balance, to attune the body to its natural harmony, to its innate healing abilities. In Western medicine, many times, the ‘address’ of behavior/actions/health, does not take shape until there is a problem (‘symptom’), and the expectation is for immediate relief; hence, the rise of pharmaceuticals to ‘cover’ the experience of the symptom. Hiding the symptom, though it may be a relief, is not necessarily good. The symptom is a message. It says, ‘Something is not balanced. Something is not right. Help me’.
There are so many things in life that can affect our state, especially as we grow to consider the vibration of our world as energy, and the body as being affected by vibrations playing upon it, or within it - be they physical, or mental, from contact, or through thought.
We (ASAOM) have created this section of our website for patients, students, and our growing community to review aspects of health, and how Chinese medicine may speak to them. The catalog of health issues the WHO (World Health Organization) classifies as treatable with Chinese medicine is growing rapidly and it is anticipated that the majority of the United States will be covering acupuncture under insurance packages within the next few years.
The medicinal information contained on this site is not meant, in any way, to diagnose or be concise in its presentation, but rather to allow interested parties the opportunity to seek some gentle approaches to addressing/understanding health concerns.
As a patient, community member, or student, please feel open to scheduling some time with our clinic and our practicing healers to understand and address your own steps toward personal care.