Acupuncture for a Healthy, Gay Life
“To treat disease that has already developed is comparable to the behavior of those persons who begin to dig a well after they have become thirsty, and of those who begin to cast weapons after they have already engaged in battle. Would these actions not be too late?” –Huangdi Neijing (The fundamental doctrinal source text for Chinese Medicine)
Traditional Chinese medical theory is biased toward keeping patients healthy rather than treating developed disease. Unfortunately however, most Americans only seek medical attention when they feel sick, have a serious ailment or a severe pain. Actually, years before something can be detected in an MRI or CAT scan, biochemical and energetic imbalances present as warning signs in the body.
These imbalances may present as subtle pain, insomnia, depression, irregular digestion, fatigue, headaches, and much more. Through a series of questions evaluating these subtle physical signs as well as a person’s emotional state, practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine can perceive health problems in their earliest stages, before a person becomes critically ill. Chinese medicine can also be used to strengthen the immune system and increase energy.
For patients who frequently suffer from various infections, allergies, or the common cold, acupuncture is beneficial in strengthening the body’s immunity. Whether the body is compromised by stress, depression or side effects from other treatments such as chemotherapy or medication, acupuncture treatments assist the body to regain balance and fight against strong pathogenic factors.
Once the type of the imbalance has been determined, a tailored plan of action can be created for the patient. The treatment often includes acupuncture as well as herbal therapy, cupping and moxibustion (heat therapy). Diet and lifestyle suggestions are habitually talked about also. With treatments, patients report more energy, a tranquil mind, a relaxed and blissful body, and improved immunity.
About Danielle Kassin Strauss:
Danielle Kassin Strauss was born in Miami and is a licensed acupuncturist and a board certified herbalist. She holds a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from The Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, Florida. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, she is qualified to practice acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion (heat therapy), and Chinese medical massage (gua sha, tui na) among other modalities.