When it comes to our health, the internet can be a sea of information. But how do we know when we have found treasure? Acupuncture can be a controversial topic, with those who consider themselves “believers” or not. It is important to keep in mind that health is a journey, not a destination. Acupuncture is effective similar to exercise or healthy eating, in most cases doing it one time will not create a lasting result.
Chris Kresser’s Chinese Medicine Demystified (Part I); A Case of Mistaken Identity takes a close look at the evolution of how Acupuncture is perceived today. It is important to remember that Traditional Medicine was carried out by individuals in the community who modified their own toolbox. Different schools of herbalists and acupuncturists have different approaches. One of my earliest TCM mentors Dr. Sharon Feng, used to always tell us, “There is more then one way to drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco, just don’t go South.”
Naima Chaves, CMP, LAc. is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. As well as a Certified Yoga Instructor. She is native to the California coast and enjoys spending time with horses.