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How to Improve Your Health & Restore Your Inner Balance

Even if you feel fine today, you may want to learn how to improve your health to prevent illnesses and health issues in the future.

Your body is a magnificent machine. Think of all the work it does on a daily basis!  Unfortunately our bodies age with time and the way we treat ourselves will have consequences down the line.

The same holds true for our mind and spirit.  In order to live well and enjoy great physical, emotional and mental health, we need to optimize our health today. Acupuncture can help us achieve our goal.

It’s All About Balance! 

We say, “Enjoy everything in moderation” and the Chinese say, “Yin and Yang.”

In order to function properly, our body, mind and spirit must be balanced.  Everything we do, from the food we eat, the words we speak, the things we do, to the thoughts we have affect our life.  The most important principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is balance.  Acupuncture, Qi Gong and all other TCM techniques aim at readjusting the flow of Qi (our vital energy) and restoring the balance between yin and yang within our body.

Get Regular Body Tune-Ups 

Many of us go to the dentist twice a year to ensure our teeth are in good condition.  Why wouldn’t we treat our body with the same respect and care?  It is recommended to consult an acupuncturist or TCM practitioner monthly to receive a TCM check-up and a body tune-up.

Such diagnosis can be very useful in pre-diagnosing illnesses or serious diseases like cancer.  If Dr. Lu suspects a problem, she will recommend that you contact your family doctor and request blood work or specific tests.  Early diagnosis can make a huge difference in the likelihood of recovery!

For most people, a TCM diagnosis is a wonderful way to steer your life in the right direction by making small changes to your diet and lifestyle and by fixing any imbalance to improve your overall health and wellness.

Detox and Prevention

Because of our industrial and fast-paced lifestyles, our bodies are exposed to different chemicals, toxins and various types of stress on a daily basis.  These toxins and the side effects of stress accumulate in our body.  Sooner or later, they will result in a physical, emotional or mental manifestation of a serious problem.

By detoxing your body with acupuncture and/or herbal medicine, you can re-establish a healthy balance for your body, mind and spirit. It is much easier to prevent a problem than it is to fix its various physical and psychological ramifications.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Many of us don’t feel as invigorated and energetic during the winter.  The lack of sunshine and vitamin D affects us.  If you suffer from SAD, a winter body tune-up should do wonders in bringing back your smile and appetite for life.

But SAD isn’t the only thing affecting our bodies and minds with changing seasons. According to TCM, our bodies react differently to changing seasons.  People with Yin constitutions need to strengthen their Yang energy before winter; those with Yang constitutions need to build up their Yin before summer. People with Wind constitutions need to reinforce their Blood before spring; those with Dry constitutions need to intensify their Body fluids before fall.

Dr. Lu can perform a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis to determine which type you are.  With this information, she will then recommend the most useful treatment for you. She will be able to offer diet suggestions to optimize your health and wellbeing during specific seasons.  Contact Dr. Lu today to book your body tune-up treatment.