While it is true that your own body is yours to do as you please, it is unreasonable to expect it to be a fully functional, healthy body unless you give it the respect and care it deserves.
All too often, we run ourselves ragged, rushing from work, to the gym, to meetings and social events without taking the time to let the body recover. In no way am I promoting a sedentary lifestyle, but there is a difference between a healthy active lifestyle and an over-active lifestyle that can wear down the body.
To my fellow acupuncturists, health professionals and small business owners,
As many of you know, I moved back to Mishawaka, Indiana this year, which means I've been starting my business, Getz Better Acupuncture & Martial Arts from a blank slate again. Growing a business is hard, but we small businesses must be vigilant about not falling for scams that offer to "help" us grow our business.
I tell people that I dislike advertising and/or marketing and I'd like to explain just one instance of why I feel this way.
This year has been a very busy year for my business - at least, in terms of going through the lengthy process of acquiring Indiana licensure, business permits, and getting my home clinic built and established.
With my dojo project on the horizon, I am both excited and intimidated by what the future will bring, but it is with optimism that I say that I think I am on the right path for me.
I've wanted to have my own clinic without lining some commercial real estate owner's pockets, and building my home clinic seemed to be one of the only viable ways.
There are many different styles of acupuncture - some are painless and gentle while others are a bit more "intense".
Better Acupuncture prioritizes patient comfort and will only resort to
mildly strong stimulation for extreme cases of chronic pain which has
not responded to any other treatment.
acupuncture styles suggest having a strong sensation at every point,
while others say that patient should not feel it at all. Although some
purists will claim that there is only one right way, it has been proven
repeatedly that both types work equally well.
Many acupuncture clinics claim to provide the "best acupuncture" but what does that mean to you?
Let's start with an explanation of different types of acupuncturists.
trained in Chinese acupuncture and oriental medicine receive their
Masters of Science in either Acupuncture (M.S. Acupuncture) or Oriental
Medicine (M.S. OM) after completing 4 years of study and clinical
internships at an accredited college.
acupuncturist are medical doctors (MDs), naturopathic medical doctors
(NMDs), or chiropractors who may have taken some seminars on acupuncture
or have completed a full graduate program.
has successfully been treating hundreds of ailments for over two
thousand years throughout Asia, but its spread in the United States
is a recent development (about 30 years).
I get many
questions about how acupuncture works – I am an advocate of being
well informed before agreeing to any therapy and would like to offer
this explanation of Qi and acupuncture.
QiPronounced “chee”, aka Chi & Ki
is often translated as “life force” and is considered the energy
that keeps our bodies functioning.
am a martial artist and an acupuncturist - these two go hand in hand.
At its essence, both martial arts and acupuncture are about
interactions; between individuals, between the mind, body &
spirit, between the physical and ethereal.
is a human necessity to separate the world into smaller parts;
without separation, we could not discern left from right, hot from
cold, self from other.
this is such a fundamental part of life, it is of no surprise that we
separate even our own selves into parts.