Inspired

You know what's inspiring? People who have been suffering with any number of ailments, be it physical pain or emotional trauma, who say “enough is enough. I want my life back.” And then they do it. They commit to what's important: getting their lives back. 

The opportunity we have at this clinic to help those people achieve this, to find relief from their pain, their decreased mobility, their sadness is so humbling that I sometimes find myself getting a little teary-eyed. Especially when those same people come in after their first couple of weeks of treatment to say “you know, I haven't been able to walk five blocks, or sleep through the night, or turn my head to the left or in so long that I had forgotten what it was like. And now I can do it again.”

It's not just about the acupuncture, or the other treatments that we provide here. It's about the drive to make change, sometimes against all medical prognosis, against lethargy and inertia. The drive to 'get my life back.' This is what matters. It's the first step to reclaiming your health.

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