These are 2 pictures of the same stream behind my father’s house. I’m standing on a bridge that has a small dam under it to back up water to flood the cranberry bogs upstream so they can harvest the cranberries.
When I looked at the murky water behind the dam and the clear flowing water on the other side, it reminded me of acupuncture.
I explain to patients, that in Chinese Medicine, STAGNATION = ILLNESS & PAIN. I use the stream metaphor to explain how stagnant water is murky and free flowing water is clear and healthy.
This is the same as Qi. When you get acupuncture we are helping your Qi to move freely in your body to help your body heal itself and prevent illness.
This can help with pain but it can help with a host of other issues as well, from digestive issues to depression.
There is something to be said for movement. Even studies show that small amounts of exercise, like walking, can improve mood and help with depression.
It's time to get a tune up!