It seems a world away, but really it was only a mere ten years ago. I did as most
do. I went to the doctor when I got sick, which was more often than I would have
liked although overall I was really rather healthy. It was not until I was
introduced to a new line of thinking though that I realized how unhealthy my
It was not until I was introduced to Chinese medicine did I realize the real
difference. Instead of going to a doctor when I was sick, I began going to the The
Lotus Center of Oriental Medicine when I felt fine. Instead of a doctor spending
two minutes with me, they were (and are) partners in my health. My first session
was probably 60 minutes in length and included every facet of my diet, exercise,
sleep patterns, prior injuries, illnesses, and others.
I have been to acupuncturists before, and have had different experiences. My
first was someone who was very cold in his approach. Not only the room itself,
but his approach was one where he did not explain what I was going to
experience. Instead, I laid down and he inserted the needles. It did not hurt at
all, but I felt very uncomfortable not being able to move and he simply left the
This did not sway me from trying it again, and I found someone who was exactly
the opposite. He had a great bed side manner, was very professional and a really
good person. The acupuncture itself was really helpful, so I started going
whenever I could.
People often ask me what do I go to acupuncture for specifically, and it is a great
question but more than anything it is to increase my immune system. I relate it to
taking your car into the shop for an oil change. There may not be anything wrong
with the car, but it routine maintenance that keeps the car running at peak
performance and is what keeps the engine running much longer.
It was more coincidence and location that brought me to The Lotus Center of
Oriental Medicine. A friend recommended it, and it was closer to where I lived.
Because of the convenience, I started going there and I still do to this day.
It is not merely for acupuncture that I go, though. They offer a slew of services
beyond acupuncture. I have tried quite a few different treatments as well as
herbs and supplements.
In combination with my regular treatments, I also have changed my lifestyle
especially in terms of my diet. It is these changes that positively impacted all
aspects of my well being. I feel better, and I rarely get sick.
Traditional western medicine has been beneficial for me, and I will continue to
utilize it as a resource but I am overwhelmed with appreciation for finding
alternative medicine as an additional resource. It is one that has given me results.
If you have never tried acupuncture, or any other many different treatments
offered through Chinese medicine, a great resource is:
And, if you live in South Florida you can visit their office located in the heart of
Boca Raton. Their phone number is listed on their website.