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Acupuncture: A Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

by Gretchen Belenchia

Acupuncture: A Part of a Healthy Lifestyle, Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts in Broomfield, Colorado

As an acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner, I often get asked questions such as:
Can acupuncture treat this?
What about that?
My friend has this - can you help her?

All of these questions have one thing in common: the person at issue already has a health concern or condition that they are experiencing in their life and would like addressed. The way that we often think about medicine and healing is reactive.

We typically react to a condition that we can no longer ignore, usually because it has disrupted our quality of life in some way. There is often little emphasis on prevention, and with our busy lifestyles, health imbalances can sneak up on us while we are focused on other things.

Cloud Gate offers Acupuncture in Broomfield, ColoradoHealth imbalances can go undetected for days, weeks, months, and sometimes years until they manifest in symptoms that we can no longer ignore.

These symptoms can take the form of a cold or flu, back pain, headaches, chronic fatigue, chronic cough, fibromyalgia, and other conditions that can deeply impact our quality of life.

While Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, can indeed help to treat all of these health concerns, one of the primary reasons I began to study Chinese Medicine 10 years ago was its strong emphasis on prevention.

Chinese Medicine practitioners use diagnostic tools to detect slight imbalances in the body and then use acupuncture and other interventions to correct these imbalances. Many imbalances may not have manifested in a recognizable symptom and most likely will not be detectable on any diagnostic tests performed in a Western medical facility.

The diagnostic tools and treatment methods of Chinese Medicine enable practitioners to treat disease before it occurs - also known as prevention.

There are quite a few people that come into our practice for preventative acupuncture treatments once or twice a month. Some people are focused on whole-body wellness and are treated for preventative purposes only. Others may not have an acute complaint, but may be feeling slightly out of balance and seek to prevent a worsening of this imbalance.

Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts in Broomfield, ColoradoThese regular acupuncture treatments are so important because even when we do all of the right things: eat wholesome and organic food, exercise regularly, manage our stress – we can still become out of balance due in large part to our polluted environment.

The world we live in everyday is full of pollutants that we cannot escape – car fumes, general air quality, pesticides, insecticides, as well as all of the various electromagnetic waves that are traveling through our bodies at any given time (e.g. radiowaves, cell phones, wi-fi, computers, televisions, etc).

Because we are exposed to these environmental pollutants everyday, we need to consider all that we can do and include in our life to promote health and healing in our bodies and combat the impact of our environment.

Incorporating acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treatments into your personal wellness and prevention program can give you a better chance to catch imbalances earlier and promote healing and balance in your life.

Making acupuncture and Chinese Medicine a part of your healthy lifestyle promotes wellness, healing, and balance – and can keep you feeling your best as you move through your life.

Who doesn’t want that? Make acupuncture and Chinese Medicine a part of your life today. Call 303-506-0622 to find out more.

 Acupuncture: A Part of a Healthy Lifestyle, Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts in Broomfield, Colorado