Yesterday morning I (Kathleen) woke up with back pain, probably from working out the day before. I booked an appointment with a chiropractor and gave myself a mini acupuncture treatment, but I also worked on it without professional help first with acupressure and essential oils, as well as a few stretches that I quickly researched.
I think everyone should have an arsenal of practitioners that can provide assistance when something comes up, like what happened with my pain, but I also believe very, very strongly that it's everyone's responsibility to be aware of his or her own body and know at least a few basic methods to try when the body gets mixed up. A lot of times, the body just needs a little push in the right direction, whether that be a small diet change, a few stretches, self-massage, or essential oil application. (If something persists or is severe, then call up one of your trusted practitioners, of course.)
Don't know any techniques that you can use on yourself at home? Start coming to our classes! We'll be teaching almost every Saturday, and what we go over can be immediately applied to your life. This Saturday (the 21st) we're going over acupressure and diet therapy - two easy tools that you can use to balance your body at home - and next Saturday (the 28th) we'll talk about how essential oils benefit and support the body.
At Beachside Community Acupuncture, we want to build a community of empowered, health-minded individuals that aren't afraid to take their health in their own hands. If your vision for yourself includes being confident, healthy, and resourceful, sign up for our classes each month and take the first step toward making that dream a reality!
Kathleen Ellerie is a Licensed Acupuncturist and the owner of Beachside Community Acupuncture. She loves providing affordable acupuncture to the residents of Addison, Dallas, and Farmers Branch, Texas, and educating the general public on how acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat everything from pain to infertility to stress and beyond. Click "Book Now" at the top of this page to book an appointment or feel free to contact her at (214) 417-2260.