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Fit versus Healthy

balanced-stones-blog-61515There is a difference between being in top physical shape and holistically healthy. Some people may be in great athletic shape, but are actually neglecting their body’s other internal health needs.

There have been numerous cases where professional athletes in the peak of their careers have died of heart attacks and other natural complications. Could these deaths have been prevented by taking better care of their overall health? Possibly…

A physically fit body is typically a body that exudes health and vibrancy, however, this doesn’t mean that underlying illnesses such as cancer or cardiovascular disorders are not underneath the surface.

According to traditional Chinese medical theory, when there are meridian imbalances in the body, our organs are not functioning to their fullest capacity; this can lead to pain and injury.

Although you may feel in great athletic shape, when your body is out of balance, your organs are not getting the sufficient energy and blood flow they need to function properly; many of my patients who participate in rigorous workout schedules, don’t even know to stay properly hydrated.

The best thing to do is listen to your body. If something feels off or you feel low energy, these could be signs of an imbalance in your body. I often see people who continue to workout while their body is trying to fight off a cold. It’s more important to take a little extra time to rest, and seek out the proper therapies to get yourself  ‘tuned back up’.

The foundation of healthy living is a powerful, free-flowing meridian system, free to help the body without interference. Acupuncture points on the body are used to restore balance, providing better overall health.

Come in for an acupuncture tune-up today!

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