What we don’t usually associate with acupuncture is its ability to heal our emotions. For me, the most significant aspect of our health concerns are the emotions that lie at the core of our physical condition.
Our bodies are energy. Pure energy. We all have had the experience of feeling “full of energy” or having “no energy” or even feeling “out of sorts”. Our emotions are simply a flow of energy called “qi”. Ideally, this energy should not become blocked or stagnant. If it does, an imbalance in the expression of our emotions occurs and, if we continue to stuff those emotions, ignore them, deny them, medicate them and mask them, eventually dis-ease results. Acupuncture restores a harmonious balance of energy to bring about a healthy expression of emotion – to keep our emotions “in motion” – in order to maintain our health and reconnect us to our true nature.
According to Chinese medical philosophy, all emotions originate in the heart. Acupuncture opens up our heart to giving and receiving love ~ the love of self as well as love of others. In fact, all dis-ease and illness may be considered indicative of having lost touch with the truth in our “heart of hearts”. When our hearts are open, we are freely able to radiate our spirit into the world, and all is well.
"When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy." ~ Chinese Proverb
I encourage you to listen to your heart always. How? Find the beauty in stillness, in simply being with yourself. Breathe, be and listen to your inner voice – that is your true heart speaking. And, if you in pain or dealing with depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, unresolved emotions, PMS…and you need support in putting your heart at ease, I’m here to help.
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The list never ends.
I’m starting to get gray hair just trying to keep up-to-date with the latest de-stressing, anti-aging, super longevity remedies!
It always comes back to this:
Keep it Simple, Sister.
It’s the most basic, simple things in our every day lives that are the most important.
As cool as this stuff seems, expensive anti-aging creams, a cupboard full of vitamins and longevity potions, cosmetic surgery, the newest health technology and thousands of dollars worth of special equipment can sometimes work, but cannot buy us the radiant health, happiness or every day wellness that we crave.
What it comes down to is this:
Basic lifestyle choices ALWAYS work.
-- Eat a variety of fresh, whole, colorful, unadulterated foods as Nature intended.
-- Include fresh, sexy, leafy greens into meals, smoothies and juices.
-- Exercise and be active.
-- Take the time each day to get still and breathe.
-- Sleep well.
-- Truly care for yourself.
-- Take time out -- unplug from computers, phones, television and electronics often.
-- Enjoy new experiences.
-- And above all -- Love.
Follow these basic guidelines and true wellness can be yours. Can it be that simple? I think so.
Sometimes, you've just got to keep it simple, Sista. After all, less is more.