I feel like I have learned an enormous amount about health over the last nearly 20 years of using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat injury and illness. What might amaze me the most is that the theory that underlies our medicine is so wise and so applicable to treating illness and staying healthy even 3000 years after its theory was first laid down. People ask me what kinds of things that Chinese medicine can treat and I say, 'pretty much everything.' And this is true. We use Chinese medicine for ourselves for anything that comes up. So, with this is mind here are a few reasons I think it is important to get acupuncture on a regular basis:
1. it wards off illness. My longtime patients tell me that they just get sick less often.
2. it cuts stress and anxiety. All of us have stress and my regular patients tell me that getting acupuncture is a big factor in reducing their day-to-day stress level. Also, this ties in with the first reason, because the lower your stress the less likely you will get sick with a cold our flu and also more serious chronic ailments.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond