Health – One Acupuncturist’s Thoughts

What’s the definition of ‘health’?

Does physical vitality, mental acuity or emotional wellbeing mean health? Or does wellbeing suggest reducing the number of prescriptions or the number of days missed at work in the medicine cabinet? Health means something different for each person, and is something we must each determine for ourselves.You may want to check out Inner Alchemy Acupuncture – Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic for more.

What would you and your family look like with “health”?

With your significant other or children, will there be more time? Or will more money be needed for holidays or special purchases? Will sleep be easier, and so, better days? Would it mean weight gain or loss and then becoming more involved, mentally or socially? If you are safe, how does your family benefit?

What is it going to be like getting “health”?

What does it feel like to wake up every morning without the system having the residual effects of sickness (dis-ease)? What does it feel like over the entire month to be able to function? Or schedule three, six, or nine months away for something?

This is a term for many people that is so far away from their experience that they fail to entertain the notion.

For others, they are absolutely told that they CANNOT have fitness. This is maybe real, but what if it isn’t? What if your family’s diabetic or hypertensive people might get care and really “get health”? What does that make your family worth? If you haven’t had serious headaches or menstrual cramps anymore? If your back / neck / arms / legs / joints are not sore / burned / throbbed anymore?

And what is holding back people from pursuing their options? Is it fear of failure or fear of performance?

There are a variety of horrible “invisible illnesses” (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia, Lyme, Primary Immunodeficiency Disorder and Dysautonomias, to name a few) that might be “cured” if the crippling symptoms could be minimised, but it would be inappropriate to baldly say. And what’s worth it?

A leap of belief?

Three or four trips to a provider of health care that treats the whole body to see if you get some relief?

What if it had worked? What if they didn’t?

I also had to answer variants of this issue while counselling adult students returning to school after years in the workforce. What if I don’t go into practise as an acupuncturist after going to full-time school for four years? “And I will answer them,” What if you don’t. You’ll have a Master’s degree at the end of those four years, a whole new way of treating wellness-at least yours and your family’s. And you’re going to be four years older. If you don’t go to school, you’re going to have four years at the end of four years.