What I Really Want For You This Year
Happy Chinese New Year! It may still be chilly, but Chinese New Year (February 8th this year) marks the beginning of Spring. Spring is the season of growth and development in Chinese Medicine. It’s a great time of year to “spring” into action if you have a dream or a vision that you’ve been nurturing or dreaming about through the dark, cold days of winter.
What I really love about acupuncture is watching my patients get out of pain (be it physical, emotional, or mental struggles) and get back to doing what they love. This return to really being able to live (and love) your life, and not feeling like your health is holding you back is what I really want for the people I work with. It’s my highest hope that you find joy, delight, and less struggle in your daily life.
One patient, who was struggling with migraines and a cluster of related symptoms after a concussion, wrote me this recently, and really encapsulated the hopefulness and joy that can come from clearing away some suffering and getting back to feeling more balanced again.
"I want to thank you for your help and support these last few months. The head injury/chronic migraine stuff is really debilitating, and acupuncture is the only thing that consistently and reliably helps relieve symptoms and lets me return to a fairly normal life.
Attending huge death metal concerts should still be avoided, but I am not interested in that kind of stuff anyway. Going to a Philly Orchestra concert a couple weeks ago was highly enjoyable and gave me no problems. This is the sort of fun and interesting life I am able to resume, with many thanks for your efforts."
There’s a whole backstory about how I got into acupuncture and became an acupuncturist, and I can tell you that story one day, but what’s really essential to know about is that I had my own health struggles, definitely got some help from western medicine, but it was acupuncture that really helped me learn how to live, and that allowed me to take my health and wellbeing to a level of hopefulness, joy, and total delight that I didn’t even know I could access.
If you want to read a little bit more about me and my relationship to acupuncture, you can check out my (fairly new) bio of my website. There are also pop-out pages if you want more of the actual details (my training) or more about me as a person (this page includes cats!!!).
In the meantime, I’m wishing you much hope and fresh perspective as we head into a new year. If you had dreams that you tried to enact in winter but maybe didn’t quite manage to get to, now might be the moment to try again!
As always, if you’re wanting support to help you feel better and to really blossom and bloom into the best life you can live, feel free to contact me for a free 20 minute consultation in-person or by phone. We will talk about why you’re seeking acupuncture, what has helped you in the past or set you back, and we’ll see if we are a good fit and if I might be able to help you.
Wishing you amazing juicy health this spring!