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A Different Point of View

by Paul Schlosser, MD DABMA

It is the goal for each of us to feel as good as we can for as long as we can.

I think that that is a given. The ultimate role of health care then is to maximize those chances while doing so without undue risk. We all fantasize about a magic bullet that would achieve that goal. Around the world, that magic bullet takes on different forms, but the ultimate goal remains the same. There exist many avenues to attempt attaining this—acupuncture is only one such avenue.

In my experience, which encompasses many experiences—ranging from Western biomedical paradigms to Eastern medical approaches—acupuncture offers the greatest chance at accomplishing this. Offering medical acupuncture, I repeatedly see the same quest by patients—wanting to get better, without sacrificing safely, without incurring necessary personal financial or time debt.

The ultimate beauty of the acupuncture paradigm is that it relies heavily on the body’s innate abilities to heal itself. By re-establishing balance of, in this case, body energy, as it travels throughout multiple meridians or paths, one can eliminate many of the symptoms of concern for any individual. These symptoms exist on multiple levels in the body, ranging from the pain of arthritis to the even more debilitating ravages of loss of body control as might be seen in alcoholism or post-traumatic stress syndrome. My point is that virtually every thing that can go wrong with a person can be approached and, to a greater or lesser extent, treated using acupuncture.

The safety of this approach is famously vast; in my opinion, the edge which medical act puncture offers is that the practitioners of such, being medically trained, only help to make this a more safe exploration. There is no panacea, unfortunately. With that being said, I encourage us all to keep looking and keep trying to make this life as fulfilling as possible.

Contact me now and take that first step toward healing. Two Rivers Clinic, SC; 715-855-8280

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