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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 through bad habits.

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.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture, when there are meridian imbalances in the body, our organs are not functioning to their fullest capacity. The meridians are pathways of energy flowing throughout the body that nourish all of our cells and organs, including the brain for mental clarity.

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.

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. Additional signs include insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression. In our modern times, chronic worry is foremost among the causes of energetic imbalances not to mention how it degrades your quality of life.

The foundation of healthy living is a powerful free-flowing meridian system to help the body preserve optimal health. This can be often be accomplished with acupuncture and healthier lifestyle choices. Acupuncture is powerful. It works not only on the physical levels of our being, but the mental, emotional and spiritual as well.

By using acupuncture points on the appropriate meridians on your body, better overall health can be yours.

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