In acupuncture, skill, training, and experience vary... a LOT.
Corporate wellness centers focus on the bottom line. A small practice is more attentive to individual needs.
Dedication, superior training, and decades of experience set this small practice apart.
- Protecting the body’s resources, which are freely available, but easily squandered.
- Nourishing organs and tissues.
- Energizing normal healing processes.
- Unblocking the pathways and networks on which healthy functions depend.
- Clearing harmful accumulations in the body (cold, heat, phlegm, dampness, etc.)
In the words of the Classic on Needling Therapy, “where there is excess, drain it. Deficiency, tonify.”
In the roughly 2000 years since the Classic was written, lots of tools, theories, and methods have appeared. They comprise all the different “styles” you may have heard about: Five Element acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture, Tung Style, Balance Method, etc. All are good, and I use several. But they are only tools for implementing core principles, which predate even the classics, insofar as they are rooted in the palpable reality of our bodies.