The Importance of Regular Maintenance
In ancient texts it was always written that a practitioner should treat people while they are healthy to prevent illness ever occurring. This of course was during a time when communities were much smaller and the practitioner knew and saw everyone regularly, so symptoms and illnesses were spotted early. Now days communities are much larger and people only seek treatment when they have already fallen ill, or have had an ailment for an extended period of time. Sadly many of these conditions could be avoided if people looked after their bodies in a similar manner we cared for our vehicles.
We service our cars to try and prevent them breaking down, which has many long term benefits; It increases the longevity of the vehicle, decreases the chances of faults occurring -which reduces long term expenses, and the vehicle runs more efficiently. This theory also applies to our health, keeping our body’s well maintained will decrease our chance of falling ill as well as improve our quality of life. This means less expenses in the long run, as fewer doctor visits will be needed, which means fewer drugs, less time off work, and more time and energy to do the things you really want to do. Chinese Medicine is proven to be able to keep you both physically and mentally strong. This means your ability to cope with life’s daily stresses is improved which further reduces your chances of falling ill.
Though western medicine cannot yet prove it, much research points to the idea that many diseases have an emotional root, which is a concept that has existed in Chinese Medicines for a thousand years. Your health is a very precious commodity, one which cannot be fully replenished if damaged severely. In the grand scheme of life, many of the forces which impact on our health can easily be avoided or cancelled out by simply having some form of regular maintenance. Whether it be bi-monthly acupuncture treatments, or weekly yoga and meditation classes, simple little practices can make a huge difference to the quality of your life in the long term.