Frequently I hear people say, “We should be more open to these kinds of methods.”
I am of a different opinion. I think a healthy skepticism is more appropriate.
Strange words to hear from an acupuncturist?
Not really, read on.
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Here in the West we come by our suspicion naturally; we have little personal experience or cultural background to suggest that a few well-placed needles can coax forth profound healing. The normal response to such methods should be doubt.
Describing the ancient medical practice of acupuncture is not unlike describing green-blue tropical waters to someone color-blind to those hues — there simply is no direct line between points A and B. In the absence of personal experience, the treatment is difficult to truly comprehend. More importantly, when it comes to health, leaps of faith and wishful thinking are not the best starting points.
Because you are reading this, I suspect you are seeking a solution to a health concern that has been dogging you like a shadow or dealing with a condition that has evaded Western bio-medicine’s scopes and scans, or failed to respond to conventional one-size-fits-all methods. Maybe you are simply uneasy with the cascade of side effects from Western medical treatment.
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Take the next step of that journey by pouring a cupful of your favorite beverage, unfurl your curiosity and read on to learn how Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help you or someone you care about. And welcome!
The reasons are as multitudinous — and as varied — as snowflakes. It could be that western bio-medicine’s pharmacologically targeted molecules did not contain the key that fit the lock of a particular set of difficulties. Perhaps the side effects of such efforts proved more troubling than the initial complaint…
Forget what an acupuncturist has to say about acupuncture. Let’s take a look at what the University of Chicago’s medical school has to say about it.
It’s science! Chinese science; 2000 years of it.
It has its own logical and constructs. It is rigorous from within its own frame. It does not even come close to resembling Western science. And unless you have been schooled in it, it will not make much sense at all; just like chemical engineering is goobledegook to most of us. This is not to say that the average person can not understand it.
Here is what some patients in their own words have to say about the experience of acupuncture.
When can I expect to see results with acupuncture? And are those results lasting, or will I need to come back again?
Of course, expensive is in the eye of the beholder. Just what is it worth to you to get a restorative night’s sleep? Have the ability to eat what you want, and when? Or inhabit the vast equanimity of feeling your emotions without them calling the tune of your behavior or choices?
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