Updated: Dec 21, 2020
These pains you feel are messengers, listen to them. – Rumi
Acupuncture as a health modality has existed for thousands of years. It is the very bedrock of the energetic medicines and has evolved many other therapies as the foundations of this practice have grown throughout time.
There are many ways of viewing the body and acupuncture has the benefit of seeing the human being as a compilation of a variety of aspects of being. The Body, Mind, Spirit and Emotion aspects, specifically.
There are other aspects that are studied in quiet, it seems behind closed doors, for the aspects of the soul are not commonly discussed or often not clearly understood.
However, there is no looking at a human being without knowing that you are seeing the expression of a soul. The soul is the ephemeral aspect of the being that the body aligns with and you are suddenly a person with all the unique aspects that make you, you; not just a human being.
An acupuncturist looks at the You.
When an acupuncturist looks at a person, they are considering the whole person, not simply a part or a piece, an ache or pain. There is a deep consideration of the concerns that are brought forward and those that are not. There are subtle aspects of care that are contemplated, and this is the wellbeing of the person as a whole. Why aren’t they sleeping? What is the pattern? What are their fears, hopes, dreams? What is causing them to feel stuck; physically, emotionally, spiritually?
Our inquiries sometimes seem probing, but the questions asked, the care taken is a retrieving of an amalgamation of information that when understood paints a picture of the patterns and disharmonies that are impacting a person’s life, their wellness, their engagement with the world around them.
Perhaps it is pain or anxiety, indecision or worry; the spectrum of disharmonies a person can experience is limitless. When looking through the lens of Chinese medicine or acupuncture patterns, a story is told and the story whispers itself to the practitioner you are working with through all the insights and information received.
One can expect that care will be taken, that time will be spent and that priorities will be established. The answers to the questions you may have will be given. Know that wellness is a birthright for all and if you are not enjoying the benefits of whole person wellness than acupuncture and Chinese medicine are excellent modalities to experience and bring into your health care repertoire.
I look forward to answering your questions.
Book in to see me for intelligent, heart-centred care.
Dr Janice Brown, R.Ac., D.Ac., Dip. TCM Certified SolePath Mentor, Rev., SolePath Trainer
Dr Janice has been involved in the health care field for over 20 years, she began her study of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in 2008. You can see Dr Janice at her clinic at the beautiful SolePath Institute in Calgary, Alberta CANADA.