On Health & Wisdom
True health-care begins with a sound understanding of healing and medicine. Current health doctrines tend to be partial and are often narrowed into a split between materialism and spiritualism. Chinese medicine is not lost in the division between the visible world and the less visible one. Interestingly enough, the original meaning of the word “health” meant to be Whole. More than any other medicine today, the Chinese systems understand and treat the Whole person. It’s wise and integrated understanding has the profound ability to assist in healing at each level of the Self.
One might ask, as I have, what is Wholeness and what does it practically mean for a clinical practice? One good answer is that wholeness means to have our Essential Nature intact and working. Miraculously our Essential Nature is designed to be a self-regulating, complex, highly functioning, interactive, and cohesive part of our environments. Health, then, is both the ability to know and cultivate our natural rhythms as well as the ability to regulate and reset our stress-systems, so as not to have our nature compromised. At Acupuncture of Marin, we act to help you achieve and maintain your health with specific and integrative approaches unique to your needs and conditions.
Your Health & Essential Nature Includes
A Vibrant Physical Self
A Sound Inner Life
An Adapted Social Self
If anyone of these aspects is poorly functioning, a feeling of dis-ease is not far behind.
The Physical Self Includes
- Maintaining sufficient Sleep and Rest
- Nurturing Food
- A Capacity for having Physical Purpose and Activity
The Inner Life Includes
- Knowing and Loving One’s Soulful Experience of Living
- Having a Life with Purpose
- Engaging in Creativity and Self Expression
- Possessing a vital narrative and free Imagination of Life
The Adapted Social Self Includes
- Having Relationships of Value and Reciprocity
- Experiences of Belonging and Genuine Intimacy
- Living in a Social, and Environmental with low stress/toxic burden.
Our approach with patients is guided by the model of whole health outlined above. Yes, we want your pain to be resolved. And, we also want your experience of your health to be truly whole.
We invite you to deepen the conversation and practice of “whole” health at Acupuncture of Marin- where we aim to offer not just healing treatments, but to provide a tangible path for wisdom as well!