Addressing Symptoms, Treating the Whole Person
"In the old days the sages treated disease by preventing illness before it began, just as a good government or emperor was able to take the necessary steps to avert war. Treating an illness after it has begun is like suppressing revolt after it has broken out. If someone digs a well only when thirsty, or forges weapons only after becoming engaged in battle, one cannot help but ask: Aren't these actions too late?" - The Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine), 240 BC
We can see the wisdom from more than two thousand years ago. Yet in modern culture we are taught to wait until there is a health crisis before we seek treatment. As the ancient sages knew well, it is much easier, and more effective, to prevent illness than it is to change pathology.
One of the wonders of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is that the practitioner uses diagnostic techniques that uncover the disharmonies long before they become pathology. This allows us to actually practice preventive medicine, promote wellness and help you come to life more fully. Many of my patients can attest to its power. Read their testimonials, then contact me by email or phone at (301) 639-9759 to discuss your needs and situation.