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Healthy By Design

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

choices were.

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:

 Lotus Center of Oriental Medicine

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.