“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
We see some amazing things at the clinic. Even after years of practice, I still find myself amazed at the potential of the body and spirit to heal. I would like to share one of these stories from our practice.
Ellen had come into the clinic requesting acupuncture treatments to help relieve chronic upper back and shoulder pain. Relief came quickly, but during our conversations she also talked about her desire to start a family and her fears around her fertility. Ellen had not had a period in over 6 months. She had never gotten her period on her own, only when given medications to regulate her cycle. When she discontinued the medications, her cycle stopped as well. She had been trying to conceive for over a year, but without any indication that she was even ovulating, was starting to lose hope. We talked about her condition, set her up with the appropriate fertility specialists, and began treating her using acupuncture, herbal medicine, and diet changes. Within two months Ellen had a normal and regular period. She incorporated changes into her diet, including eating more whole food, eliminating coffee, and brought more restful time into her life. She also began to understand her body and the messages it was telling her. Within 6 months of beginning treatment, Ellen conceived. She carried to term a healthy baby girl! The acupuncture and herbal medicine did not make her conceive, it prepared her body to do what it naturally wanted to do.
I still get the chills every time we get the news that a new baby is here. I feel so fortunate to have found Chinese medicine. It allows me, everyday, to help people who are suffering, emotionally and/or physically. Helping them discover the connections and the imbalances in their lives, learning how to care for themselves and to find hope and healing.
Julie McCormick, L.Ac. Dipl O.M. FABORM