What do the mountains and our health have in common?

Mountains and health are both formed and maintained thorough small, even imperceptible, but steady, forces over time!

Visiting the mountains always makes me marvel at the powers that act over an immense timespan to generate spectacular new landscapes. Like the rivers that carve deeper and deeper into the earth leaving behind vast canyons. And the former bottoms of ancient seas newly thrust into the sky as mountains. It seems impossible, and yet it’s obviously not.

And it really puts things into perspective about how small we humans are.

But it also makes me realize that small movements over time can make a powerful difference.

Looking after our health for a lifetime can be like that too. A lot of our modern health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity, are the result of habitual lifestyle patterns that play out over a long, long time, rather than acute events.

One of my mantras as an acupuncture practitioner is telling people that there are no quick fixes or miracle cures; that you have to be prepared to put in the work. Spoiler alert: It’s not a popular message!

Acupuncture works within the body’s natural healing mechanisms to promote health and well-being, and it can definitely set the stage for the body and mind to get back on track. But it’s the daily actions – the choices to incorporate more movement, eat healthier, practice sleep hygiene, make time to rest and rejuvenate – that will ultimately have the biggest impact on health over time.

If you need support in reaching your health goals, we are here to help, one step at a time.