Disclaimer: Yes, eating healthy and nutritious food IS important. Diet choices can certainly contribute to chronic health problems but it is too simplistic to claim they are the cause of all that ails you. Not all health problems are related to food. (Although some certainly are). Certain foods can make some health issues worse and while diet changes are certainly helpful in these cases, we can help people even if they are not ready to change their diet. Nutritious food is not easy to access in all areas- due to the expense or it is just simply not available. For example, convenience stores with limited fresh food selections can be found in rural or urban areas instead of grocery stores. Sometimes people have trauma around food and/or eating, and instructing someone to “eat better” is not helpful at all. For others, eating is how they have learned to process their emotions and they need the help of a counselor or therapist to be able to change their eating habits. Sometimes a person simply doesn’t know what healthy eating is and needs to consult with a nutritionist.
Everybody’s body is different! Some bodies do better with a higher amount of carbs, some with protein. Being vegetarian works for some and for some it does not. There is no one size fits all diet.
Acupuncture can help with health problems whether people change their diet, or not! Everyone has different health-related goals and our mission is to help you get where you want to go, without judgement. If you find this post helpful, please give it a like!
Meaghan Massella, M.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM) is an acupuncturist, business owner and mother of 2.