Is it getting poked with a lot of needles?
So it may be a little confusing you when I start talking about energy, herbs and use the term Qi (pronounced “chee”). The word “acupuncture” encompasses everything I do as practitioner of Chinese medicine. This can include dietary advice – herbal, vitamins and nutritional supplements recommendations. As well as health education – lifestyle advice, breathing, relaxation, and East Asian exercise techniques.
The abbreviation “EAMP” means “East Asian Medicine Practitioner”. But no one says they are going to see their “East Asian medicine practitioner” or say they are going to see their “Chinese medicine practitioner”. They say that they are going to see their “acupuncturist”.
So just what do I do as East Asian medicine practitioner? I utilize Acupuncture and Chinese medicine to:
- Stop pain
- Decrease Inflammation
- Trigger the body to self-heal
- Improve digestion
- Regulate hormones
- Increase energy
- Improve mood and help you to relax
- And much more
So, even though not everyone understand why I call what I do “Acupuncture”. I still defend it wholeheartedly and believe that Acupuncture is the very best name for my work. And I am sticking to it!