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
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Henry David Thoreau
The leaves have turned and are falling. The air is turning cool and brisk and there is an undeniably crisp quality to the blue of the sky. Autumn had arrived, introduced by its coat of many colors. It is a time of inspiriting and awe at the beauty and changes occurring in nature around us. And as the trees let go of their leaves and the birds let go of their summer homes, it is also time for us to begin letting go of the things that do not serve us.
The organs associated with the fall season are the lungs and the large intestine. The lungs allow for the breath of life – the rhythm and patterns without which we’d be living in uncomfortable chaos. And the large intestine allows for our letting go of all that no longer serves on a physical level, and on mental and spiritual levels as well.
As we head into this season, it is a good time to begin thinking about getting extra support for your immune system. If your have asthma, chronic colds, bronchitis or are prone to becoming ill in the winter, this is the time to begin acupuncture treatment to reinforce your body’s inherent healing wisdom.
Autumn is a time to free up the clutter in your life; this could be through cleaning out a closet, doing a simple dietary cleanse or finally letting go of old hurts, anger, jealousy or pain that may be keeping you stuck in unhealthy emotional patterns. If you find that some of those patterns also manifest in a lowered sense of self-worth or perfectionism, this is the season to release the hold those negative emotions may have on you.
Make this the season you finally address that IBS, depression or pre-menstrual syndrome. Acupuncture is highly effective in addressing fertility concerns that you, as a couple, may be having; it also may help with menopausal symptoms such as headaches and hot flashes. Make today the day you call for a free acupuncture consultation to discuss your physical, mental or emotional health concerns. See the beauty that is you as it is reflected in this colorful season.