Acupuncture & Herbs
For an acupuncturist in New York City, there are ample metaphors for how this medicine works. If you try and get on a subway but someone is blocking the door you’re going to have a hard time. Move the obstacle aside and you will sail smoothly onto that train. Same concept applies to acupuncture. Margaret uses hair-thin, single use, sterile needles which are gently inserted just below the surface of the skin. This helps improve circulation and that enables the body to feel better.
Interested in learning more? Here is a quick list of some of the more common diseases that, through randomized controlled study have demonstrated effective response with Chinese medicine:
As Margaret’s found, the path to health is indirect, with roadblocks galore. Making your way includes a fair bit of thought, effort and energy. Get started with by getting enough sleep, eating and moving. These essential pillars of wellness are key.
Oh, and, if you sit at a desk all day, remind yourself (set an alarm!) to get up and move every half hour. Head, neck and shoulder circles, a set of stairs up and down, go!