Many of you ask if I can treat myself & the answer is YES!
However... I actually see my own acupuncturist weekly. Yep. Weekly! Every now and then I treat myself if I’m in a pinch, but back treatments like the one photographed above is virtually impossible for me to do on myself. Also, there is something to be said for someone else holding space for you, aiding in your healing, and not having to self-diagnose! I’m sure we have all gone down the Web MD rabbit hole, or had some sort of overthinking (or under-thinking! ...is that a word?) when it comes to our health. It really takes an expert and someone who will look at the entire picture to diagnose what’s going on, and truthfully, sometimes we ourselves are just too close to the situation to see clearly.
Who is on your healthcare team? Do they hold sacred space for you to express how you’re feeling? Do they provide treatments that make you feel incredible after each visit? Do they properly diagnose and treat you? If your answer to any of these questions is no... it might be time to re-evaluate your health care team!
Love cupping is like normal cupping in that it has all of the benefits of regular cupping, with a heart-shaped twist.
So, what is food therapy?
In Chinese medicine, food has been used for thousands of years as a way to heal the body. All foods have different properties, such as warming, cooling, bitter, pungent, sour, spicy, etc. You can use these properties to your advantage based on your own individual constitution and the time of year! For example, everyone should incorporate these foods into their diets this summer because they help cool the body: