Treatment approach at Seattle Healing Acupuncture
Seattle Healing Acupuncture uses the balance method approach to acupuncture. This is a classical system that produces quick and extremely effective results. Its effectiveness lies in the fact that it addresses both the symptoms and the root of why the symptoms appeared. If you are ONLY treating the symptom it is like putting a band aid on the problem. It is our personal goal at Seattle Healing Acupuncture to help you feel better as quickly as possible and then maintain that optimal level of health to provide you with a better quality of life.
The balance method is also referred to as a distal style acupuncture which means we are not needling into the painful area or injured area. It is a very gentle and non-invasive technique.
Along with treating pain, this style of acupuncture can help you feel more grounded and in control of your emotions. Many people live a very busy life in our culture leaving them feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Obviously it will not change your external circumstances and stressors however it will change your response to those external stressors and allow you to handle the situation with much more ease.
Seattle Healing Acupuncture is one of the few clinics in existence that offers this truly comprehensive treatment approach. In addition to this rare and effective style of acupuncture we also combine Chinese herbal medicine and the possibilities of nutritional counseling. You will have a very potent, customized and synergistic blend of therapies that can get you back on track in your life. This multi-layered approach is often what it takes to make real change in our modern world, as there are so many forces out there that prevent us from optimal health and wellness.
Chinese herbal medicine is an ancient, highly elaborate system of natural healing that has been used by billions of people for all kinds of health conditions. Seattle Healing Acupuncture has a comprehensive herbal pharmacy of patents formulas and granulars. The granule formulas are a customized blend of herbs to specifically fit each person. This is rare to find a medicine that is specific to each individual which in turn makes for extremely effective results.
Chinese herbal medicine is a wonderful complement to acupuncture treatment, as it works on different substrates in the body and maintains continuity in therapeutic intervention. Acupuncture works on the level of energy by harmonizing the flow of Qi through the main energetic pathways of the body. Quantum physics has verified that our entire material world is comprised of energy, as is the human body. Acupuncture is so unique because it is one of the few therapies that can manipulate the flow of energy in the body and mind to produce a therapeutic effect. In acupuncture theory, until chronic health conditions are addressed on the energetic level, the root cause or problem will often be neglected.
Chinese herbs work more on the level of blood and manifest physiology. The herbs contain macro and micronutrients that can have specific therapeutic effects on certain organs of the body, such as the liver or kidneys. By working on both the immaterial and material levels, the treatment of acupuncture with herbs is much more effective and lasting.
We encourage all of our patients to choose an organic whole foods diet that has minimal amounts of sugars, white flour products, synthetic additives, or various ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. This is universally beneficial to all people.
After that, we believe that nutritional guidelines need to be specific to you as an individual. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the best way to eat because each person is different. Some people should be eating a raw food diet based on their constitution/genetic make-up (yin deficient–dry and over- heated), while others need to eat mostly cooked foods (yang deficient–run cold and depleted).
We generally don’t believe in diets because they flat out don’t work. The goal is to find a balanced and authentic way to eat for the long-term. If it feels unnatural, forced, or excessively uncomfortable there is almost no chance of the diet becoming a viable long-term solution.
Along with acupuncture, herbal formulas and nutritional counseling we also offer whole food supplementation. A well balanced approach to health.
In this day and age, our relationship with food has so much to do with how well we are managing stress, expressing our emotions, and maintaining awareness of our core beliefs. We easily turn to food for immediate gratification and comfort, which so often points to a deeper imbalance that is taking place in the mind. Our goal at Seattle Healing Acupuncture is to help you work on this level so you can make lasting changes, possibly for the first time ever.