It Works for Acute Pain, Too

It Works for Acute Pain, Too

Kids are petri dishes. Cute, cuddly, giggly petri dishes. When one of them gets sick, I know it’s not a question of if I’ll catch it, but when. No matter how good we are at self-care, our bodies are vulnerable to illness. 

There’s a legend about an acupuncturist in a village in China. The local villagers would pay him for regular visits as preventative care. When one of them got sick, he would treat them for free.  He held the philosophy that if he did his job right, the villagers would stay healthy. 

Preventative care is a buzz phrase that we’re hearing more and more, but few people have the discipline to maintain a good routine. Life gets busy, and it’s easy to push self-care to the side until the body goes into crisis mode. It happens to practitioners, too. 

Last week, the twins (AKA junior associates) get sick and were kind enough to share the germs with me.  It seems as though my cold has morphed into a sinus infection with ear pressure so intense that only constant pressure applied to certain acupuncture points is bringing any relief. Ten minutes ago I was kicking couch cushions in pain and frustration. Now, I have a bead under a bandage applying constant pressure to the right point. William has a full day of clients, and I’ve asked him to bring needles home to do one more treatment before the day is done. 

My point is this: we don’t have to live in pain and discomfort. We don’t have to pop pills for relief. The body is amazing, and has a wonderful capacity to heal. Traumas create blockages, and acupuncture is an incredibly effective way to open that up. I know that William can relieve my acute sinus pressure in a matter of minutes, and my attention shifts from being angry at my body for hurting to being amazed by the powerful impact of acupuncture. I know that chronic conditions take more time and attention to get lasting relief. But the potential is there. 

Don’t miss out on the fun of the upcoming holidays by falling sick. Take care of yourselves and each other, and I strongly urge you to incorporate acupuncture into your wellness routine as a preventative measure. Call 615-939-2787 to learn more

Back to School – And Germs

Sending the kids back to school in August is bitter sweet.  Parents get some of their freedom back, and kids get to reconnect with friends – and their germs.  The likelihood of getting sick when kids get back to school increases significantly.  If you don’t have kids of your own, you probably have colleagues who do, and your body is vulnerable to colds, flu, etc. 

Getting sick is more likely, but not a foregone conclusion.  Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal supplements are powerful tools to keep your immune system strong and decrease your risk of illness.  Call us today to set up your next session. 615-939-2787.

Do You Have the Change in Season Blahs?

The leaves are starting to change in Nashville. Temperatures are cooling off, and people are transitioning to fall wardrobes. Pumpkins and squash are readily available, and Pinterest is full of seasonal recipes and crafts. 

The transition to fall, while beautiful with its rich colors, isn’t always easy on the body. With kids back in school, germs are being spread quickly. Changes in the barometric pressure affect a lot of individuals with chronic headaches. Shorter daylight hours can impact energy levels. Autumn allergies strike, causing runny noses and itchy eyes. 

Affinity Acupuncture offers a variety of treatments to help boost the immune system and decrease symptoms of colds, allergies, and fatigue. We offer nutritional counseling as well as acupuncture treatments and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help your body perform at its best. Did you go the whole summer without having a massage? We offer that as well, and yes, you deserve it. Call 615-939-2787 today, or book your appointments on-line

Stop Colds Before They Start

It’s that time of year again! The kids are back in school and day care, and they share nothing better than germs. No matter how good we are at washing hands, those pesky bugs travel with people of all ages, and suddenly cold and flu season is upon us. 

Acupuncture is a great way to keep your immune system in fighting shape. Regular visits can boost your systems and keep your body in great condition so you are in a better position to resist infection. Did you already catch a bug? We offer Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques, such as Tui Na and cupping, that can help shorten the duration of illness. We also have herbal remedies available for symptom relief without medicine head side effects. To learn more, please visit here or call 615-939-2787 to set up your appointment today.