Most people don’t think of their health until they feel sick or out of balance. Making your health a priority before any problem exists is important. It will reward you with great energy, vitality, and peace of mind.
Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Chinese medicine offer an effective approach to preventive medicine. Wellness care is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and can prevent minor problems from becoming major ones.
Acupuncture can harmonize your body, mind, and spirit so that you can function on your highest possible level. You will discover factors that can influence your health and wellness, such as your lifestyle, and any negative emotional and mental states. You will find new ways to greater health through appropriate exercise, diet, herbs, and relaxation techniques.
At Mar Vista Center for Acupuncture we integrate ancient Chinese approaches with modern wisdom. For example, any effort to use Chinese dietary therapy in the west requires us to adapt the principles of the ancient East to the modern Western diet. This can not include only the foods we eat but the way we choose to participate in the food system. Many great minds in the West have thought about these things too. So to this end we utilize the Metabolic Typing Nutritional System integrated with Chinese dietary therapy. The principles as taught in the Slow Food Movement are also critical for conscious and healthy eating and living.
The ancients were tremendously profound in their understandings of how to balance and unify the mind, body, and spirit in order to live a long, healthy, and fulfilling life. These teachings were done in China with Chinese culture in mind, but we do not live in China. To this end, Foster Ryan LAc has done an investigation of how to update the form without losing the spirit of these teachings. For this reason he uses the framework of Integral Philosophy and recommends an Integral Life Practice, integrating the best of ancient Chinese with global teachings, along with modern discoveries.