Family Tree’s Philosophy
What does it mean to be healthy?
Sometimes, even the healthiest among us get run down, sick or hurt. The real question is, how often does it happen, and how fast and completely can you recover?
At Family Tree Acupuncture & Wellness, we take a bit of a different view on what it means to be healthy. We believe that true health resides in Resilience and Vitality.
- Resilience is the root of true health. Resilience determines how well we move through life, adapting to our environment and stresses, moving quickly and easily through illness or injury, and fully recovering.
- Vitality is the other integral part of true health. Do you have enough energy to do the things you want to do? Do you have motivation? Do you enjoy life? Vitality gives us our ‘oomph’ in life… the desire to live life the way we want, and the energy to do it.
How do we lose our resilience and vitality? Often it’s the constant stress and demands of modern life. It could be that you aren’t getting enough sleep, or you’ve slipped into lifestyle habits that don’t serve you. One day you wake up and wonder what happened? How did you end up on all these prescription meds? Where did the old You go?
How can we help you recover your Resilience and Vitality?
This is the whole purpose of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine! A unique and powerful principle of this medicine is that we view your symptoms in the context of your personal constitution (the body type you were born with.) Every person is different— we all have different strengths and weaknesses in our bodies—so the same illness or injury doesn’t show up exactly the same in each person, or heal exactly the same way.
During your appointment, we’ll spend a lot of time talking about your health history, emotions, habits and much more. We’ll get a complete picture of your constitution, along with what ails you right now, and what tends to ail you in general. This allows us to tailor every treatment and herbal formula to fit your exact condition, and constitution, for optimal effectiveness.
We always treat both the symptoms and the root (the cause). Sometimes, your symptoms may need more attention, but we always treat the root of your issues, as well. Acupuncture treatments are cumulative, so the symptoms become less severe, and much less often. In fact, patients often forget they ever had issue that brought them here in the first place, because it’s no longer a problem!
This is also excellent preventative medicine. Once we have your symptoms managed, we focus on balancing and optimizing your health. Most patients keep up maintenance treatments every 4-8 weeks to maintain their best health, but each person will be a little different. We work with you to create your optimal treatment plan, along with lifestyle changes, both short and long-term.
Working with a whole family is profoundly effective because there is mutual support. We find that what affects the parent often affects the child, and vice versa. Supporting and treating all of you can effect deep positive changes in the whole family.
Our mission at Family Tree Acupuncture & Wellness is to help families be their healthiest, naturally.
This means that we will always strive to continue learning. In addition to your in-office treatment, we offer the highest quality herbal supplements, grown and processed with the highest standards, medical-grade nutritional supplements, and use a variety of techniques to address a variety of issues.
We promise to treat you as a whole person, and to empower you to take control of your wellness. We put a lot of effort into making your visits with us comfortable and relaxing. We know that acupuncture can seem a bit daunting at first. This is a whole new way of wellness for a lot of people. We love your questions, and always want to, make all this new information accessible and easy to understand.
Many people don’t know how much Chinese medicine can help them and their families. Our vision is to make Chinese medicine, acupuncture and advanced bodywork a regular part of healthcare, both in acute and preventative care, for everyone in our community. We will educate both patients and western doctors in ways we can help maximize the health of as many people as we can, and to help minimize overall healthcare costs in our community.
The name Family Tree Acupuncture & Wellness represents two very important foundations of our philosophy of wellness.
First, we treat the whole family, because when each person is in optimal health, the whole family thrives.
Second, the tree is a symbol of the philosophy of treating both the root and branch that is the core of Chinese medicine.