Most of the time people think of Chinese Medicine more particularly in terms of acupuncture alone. However, Chinese medicine is a more integrated approach, closer to the way many people think of Naturopathic medicine today. You cannot take any part of man and think that you see the whole. You must be able to look at each person and keep factors such as their environment, their stresses, their diet, their background and not only where their health is right now, but where it has been and where it is heading. Some people are hot, some are cold and some are inherently weaker and some are overburdened with stuck energies that cause them pain. All of these things are the fabric of a being that must be seen all at once as a wholeness in order to treat the patient properly.
People always ask me if I can treat this disease or that disease. The truth is, I never treat a disease,...I always treat the person. If the person is brought back to balance, both spiritually and physically, the disease is almost always surmounted. In truth, most of us inherently know this, and though frustrated or distraught, are not all that surprised when the direction we’ve been moving results in an imbalance or dis-ease.
Almost all adversity stretches across the panoply of disaster to opportunity. In the beginning it is always a disaster, but sometimes it is the doorway to a chance for beginning anew and seeing your world differently.
True healing is always a journey. Most great journeys start with great trepidation. No one ever finds themselves in a land of health and satisfaction without first travelling the difficult and painful terrain of trial and despair. If we knew what it was going to be like before we left it would just be an excursion and not a great journey at all. When the odds are against us, the journey is that much greater for arriving at our destination. The more lacking in health and balance we are, the more difficult the journey.
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