First choice or last resort?
Many of my appointments are with people who have been to various doctors and practitioners and have tried numerous treatments and therapies. Their results have been unsatisfactory and they are now looking into holistic medicine as a last resort, the final frontier.
Although many of these people get excellent results with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, their initial approach — on a nationwide level — is totally backwards.
Conventional Western medicine should definitely be your go-to for emergency medicine, treatment of acute trauma, serious life-threatening conditions, and when surgery is the only option.
However, if the situation is not yet so severe, holistic medicine very well may be a better place to begin.
Chinese Medicine and acupuncture excel at treating functional disorders before they become serious physical changes in structural and tissue.
Chinese Medicine addresses the factors that contribute to, and complicate serious chronic conditions: stress, anxiety, depression and pain.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine are especially effective, practical and cost-efficient. The techniques used are gentle, minimally invasive, and have an outstanding safety record. Side effects and iatrogenesis* are extremely rare.
*Iatrogenesis is defined as: “inadvertent and preventable induction of disease or complications by the medical treatment or procedures of a physician or surgeon”. (merriam-webster.com)
If you want to restore health while avoiding the downsides of drugs and surgery, Chinese Medicine is the place to begin.
Surgery and pharmaceuticals are very strong treatments.
When you really need them, they can literally be lifesavers.
Wouldn’t you be better off restoring your health with gentle herbs and acupuncture before resorting to irreversible surgeries and drugs with side effects?
That gentle, effective approach is what we do at Apricot Grove! Contact us if you have questions about when to use acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.