Call to Action!
There is currently a bill being put before the MD State legislature regarding "Dry Needling" - a practice done by Physical Therapists and Chiropractors with very little training. Please respond to this call by sending a letter to your representatives. The Maryland Acupuncture Society has made it very easy by following this prompt below. You can edit the suggested letter as a patient and add any personal experiencs you have had. Thank you for supporting the public's health, this age old healing modality, and our beloved profession!
Immediate Action Needed to Protect the Acupuncture Profession
~Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson
Boy isn't that true this spring! It's been a hard two months for the east coast, and even though we haven't had as much snow as New England - thank you for that! - it's been a cold one with many frozen pipes and school delays. I am not the only one ready for spring; I hear it from quite a number of patients too. But don't worry, spring is happening beneath the snow and ice right now! According to the Five Elements there are five seasons instead of four, and spring starts around February 15! This is good news to those of you who feel oppressed by the depths of winter. Even though there is snow and cold still, listen in the mornings and you will hear the spring birds singing away. And once this stuff fullt melts look for the snow drops, hyacinths, and other bulbs pushing up ready to bloom! Start planning your gardens - spring is on the way!
- Laura 2/27/2015
Spring is in the air… the animals are coming out of hibernation, flowers and trees are blooming, the days are getting longer and the rains are falling, falling, falling, deeply nourishing the earth as we move into a new time of growth. Springtime is about creativity and the new beginnings that bring life and energy to everything. It is a time of movement and action. It is the time to do something! You may feel that urge to take on something new or make some changes in your life. Use the energy of the season to make it happen! This spring, make one of those somethings acupuncture! Make this season the spring you begin on a new path to health and well-being.
Wellness and the gifts of this season manifests as mental clarity, decision making, planning, leadership, optimism, energy and excitement. Is that how you are experiencing the brilliance of this spring? Or is depression keeping you from feeling motivated? If your springtime energy is somewhat wobbly you may feel that you can't meet this natural movement of the season and this can manifest as depression, irritabilty, inability to move ahead. Is anxiety hindering your ability to make decisions? Are you plagued by poor digestion, PMS, headaches, chronic pain, irritability or insomnia? Perhaps there are other physical, mental, or emotional issues interfering with your ability to experience the gifts of the season? It is time to address those symptoms that have been nagging at you, or worse, that have been affecting your ability to truly enjoy every day of your life.
Don’t allow yourself to be stuck during this time of movement and growth. Allow yourself the freedom to grow in harmony with the season. Fill out our stress survey for a free acupuncture consultation and make today the day you choose to start on a fresh path of well-being. Who knows what wonderful possibilities are in store for you?
"Laura has recetly completed training in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. If you have shoulder, neck, back, hip, knee, or ankle pain or injury, please call for a consultation for these very effective treatments."