It is not uncommon to hear patients talk to others about their “acupuncture miracles.”
To someone suffering with severe migraines for years on end and who has tried every drug and medical remedy under the sun, it might seem like a miracle to get relief after just a few simple acupuncture treatments.
To the woman pronounced infertile, it certainly seems miraculous when she is able to finally conceive.
To the man with chronic lower back pain and sciatica, the relief from pain is expected but the miracle comes in the form of better digestion and improved bowel and bladder function.
We tend to consider these events miracles because as a whole, we have grown so accustomed to living life with chronic, sometimes debilitating ailments. And after a while, they just become part of us and are accepted as normal. But as a Chiropractor friend of mine always said, “Your everyday pain is not normal!”
Even with the best of intentions, medicinal treatments may offer symptomatic relief but do nothing to correct the underlying problems and help bring the body back into its natural balance. So when our clients finally find acupuncture and discover what it means to be truly healthy and allow the body to fully express itself mentally, physically, and emotionally from the inside out, it is only natural to consider it miraculous.
But what does it say about our general state of health that when the body is functioning as it was designed to and simply expressing life as it was meant to be, we tag it a “miracle”? The acupuncturist works no miracles and heals nothing but rather removes blockages and restores balance in the body. This allows the body’s wisdom to go to work and express health and life the only way it knows how. You body wants to be in a homeostatic state but it is through our everyday lives and activities that we throw it off course. A balanced life that more and more people are discovering is easily within their grasp.
This is one of the many reasons the NCCAOM (National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) has begun a new theme: “Because It Works!” So reach out and make an appointment today with your local acupuncturist!