Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are first and foremost a preventive type of medicine. But in our Western culture we don’t go to see our doctor until we are sick. I am yet to meet anyone that says to me, “I don’t feel well, I am going to see my acupuncturist”. What we usually get at our clinic are people that have tried everything else and nothing has helped. And now they are willing to try anything, even Acupuncture. I am not complaining, I get to prove how well Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work when I treat someone with a complicated condition, that even Western medicine has not been able to help. But a common comment I hear from my patients is, ” I wish I had known that Acupuncture and Chinese medicine could have helped my condition, before it got so bad….”
It is lack of information that makes people wait until it is to late to prevent disease. We are not in tune with our own bodies, and we pay dearly for it. I believe that the way Chinese medicine looks at health can help give us a better hold on the prevention aspects of Medicine.