Did you know that the cure for common colds and many illnesses is actually something you do before you get sick? Preventive care is far superior to treating illness and keeping colds at bay.
Might not sound groundbreaking, but most people are seeking medical help and treatment after they start showing symptoms. Even those that think they are taking preventative steps by mixing up a packet of Emergency-C and gulping it down as their head is already throbbing and joints are already starting to ache.
But there is more to preventative care than packets of vitamin C. Preventive care should be something you do routinely without the first signs of sickness dragging you down.
How to use Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as Maintenance Care
More and more studies show the viability of acupuncture as a standard treatment option for a wide variety of health issues. From chronic pain to migraines, digestive issues, and colds, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture offer an effective alternative treatment without nearly as many side effects as other medical options.
So how does acupuncture work for preventative care? Much in the same way that getting oil changes and tune-ups for your car prevent it from total breakdown, allowing you to rack up 350,000 miles without skipping a beat.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine focus on creating open pathways throughout your body for energy to flow freely. When there is a blockage of energy, that is often when you find yourself with symptoms. Whether it’s an upset stomach, back pain, a headache or even acne.
Traditional Chinese Medicine practice teaches that it’s easier to prevent diseases and sickness than it is to cure it. It also focuses on a holistic approach. By not honing in on one ailment or one area of the body, TCM aims to find the underlying cause of your energy disruption.
By using a variety of ‘treatments’ like herbal formulas, supplements, diet, and acupuncture, your practitioner will devise a treatment plan to keep your body running smoothing from all angles.
How Often Do You Need Preventative Cre Sessions?
Well, much like how often your car needs a tune-up, this will depend on a variety of factors. Things like age, existing medical conditions, lifestyle choices, and stress are just a few of the factors your acupuncturist will consider. And unlike a typical prescription, preventive care acupuncture treatment plans aren’t one-size-fits-all. They are tailored to you, your body and your health.
Acupuncture for maintenance and preventative care plans can be created for children, not just adults.
As every parent knows, children are coming in contact with colds and viruses on a near-daily basis. And often, as a parent, we don’t’ do anything until symptoms start to manifest because we don’t’ want to be overmedicating our children.
But with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, you aren’t over prescribing or risking a weakened immune system in your child. You can learn more about acupuncture programs for children here.
If you want to rack up the miles this winter season, you’re going to need checkups to keep your engine purring. Contact us today to get started.