July 9, 2015

Welcome to the Two Trees Acupuncture blog! If you are reading this, chances are you are looking for just a bit more when it comes to preserving your health. If so, you have found the right place. This blog is dedicated to sharing the insights from the oldest documented system of medicine on the planet: Chinese medicine. Posts will range from seasonal wellness tips, advice on how to prevent common illnesses, aging gracefully, how to diet WITHOUT dieting, and other fun stuff.

We got our start here at Two Trees Acupuncture because people cared enough about health and medicine to share their knowledge with us. This is our way of paying it forward. We hope that with this blog we can contribute to the ongoing discussion regarding the trend of healthcare towards truly preventive medicine. This is medicine that you can do at your home, where the real medicine takes place: the daily life. Your kitchen cabinet is your pharmacy, the five senses are your diagnostic instruments, and knowledge is where the rubber meets the road.

It is one thing to come to us, or to any healthcare practitioner, seeking our guidance when you have become sick, but quite another thing when you can prevent sickness in the first place! And thus begins the most important lesson in all of Chinese medicine, straight from the heart of it all- “The wise doctor treats beforehand.” This means that it is easier to prevent disease rather than to treat it when displaying full-blown symptoms. This is going to be a big part of the blog: how to read your own body to see disease coming and then heading it off before it’s too late. Welcome and we hope you enjoy!

Paula and David