8 Signs of Healthy Living (Chinese Medicine View)

“How many acupuncture do I need?”
“How long will my course of treatment last?”

These are common questions asked during initial acupuncture consultations.

There are two timelines in these answers according to patient’s needs. If your goal of acupuncture treatment is having a safe and drug-free pain relief for your pain and sports injuries. The recommended treatment course is alternate-day acupuncture sessions for 2-3 weeks. You may notice a pain relieve within a couple of sessions and twice/thrice weekly treatments would generate a good momentum of a lasting pain relief.

If your goal is to stay healthy or feeling wellbeing (improved energy level, preventing illness and maintain good immunity), 4-6 weekly wellness-sessions are recommended. During these wellness-sessions, look out for following changes as they are signposts of an optimal health state according to Chinese medicine.

  1. Sleeping well: waking up feeling refreshed and having adequate energy throughout the day.
  2. Eating well: feeling hungry at mealtimes, satisfied with meals without fatigue, bloating or sugar craving.
  3. Pooing well: passing formed stool at least once a day and feeling light afterwards.
  4. Peeing Well: having an adequate pressure for a strong urine stream, with decent quantity.
  5. Circulating well: feeling warm on hands and feet most of time, even in the winter.
  6. Breathing well: breathing softly, deep and often abdominal, without frequent sigh or out of breath.
  7. Emotional wellbeing: feeling in control and at peace with yourself, your emotions and your life.
  8. Menstruating Well: a regular period without cramps or pre-menstrual symptoms (for female only).

Once you feel these way, you feel stronger and younger, the mission of energy recharging is accomplished.

Besides receiving acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments, there are ways you can do by yourself to regain these healthy signs. “The Energy Book” offers simple and practical self-help steps to help you to live healthily with good energy.

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