One of the best things you can do for your body is to feed it real, wholesome, nutritious
foods. If you can find locally grown organic products, even better. The benefits of going
organic include less pesticide contamination, higher nutrient content, no genetic
modifications, no irradiation, more humane treatment of animals and respect for the land,
and better taste. Of all these health benefits, the only subjective one is taste.
So let’s say you are looking over some produce and you are deciding whether to go
organic or stick with the conventional version. If your primary concern is the health of you
and your family, then it’s a nobrainer; go with the organic. If, however, your decision is
based solely on taste, it’s a toss up, as some report a distinct advantage to organic while
others claim no taste difference between organic and conventional.
Here’s the point. If you are making your purchasing decisions based entirely on taste,
you are risking missing out on all the other healthy benefits of choosing organic.
When it comes to acupuncture and the health of your body, pain relief is like the organic
While most people are prompted to pursue acupuncture care as the result of pain or other
symptoms, those who limit it to simple pain relief are cheating themselves of so much
The real impact of acupuncture lies in its ability to help the body heal and regulate itself.
We know that energy flows in the meridian system, and that imbalances and blockages of
energy in the meridian system lead to various symptoms and signs.
Whether imbalances are felt or not, the end result is the same: loss of the normal flow of
the body’s energy and compromised health.
Roughly 1520% of the time these imbalances result in pain. Most of the time, however,
they cause no symptoms and go undetected. So if the majority of people who are out of
balance with blocked energy flow base their decision to choose acupuncture solely on the
way they feel, then they will most likely delay care, and their health will continue to
decline. Organic is not just about taste, and acupuncture certainly isn’t only about pain
While feeling great is desirable, the full scope of acupuncture’s benefits can only be
realized beyond the initial relief phase of care. Once you are feeling better, be sure to
utilize acupuncture for ongoing health and wellness. Pain relief, like great taste, is just
the tip of the iceberg!