Acupuncture

What is Relief Care?
Relief care is that care necessary to get rid of your symptoms or pain, but not the cause of it. It is the same as drying a floor that was getting wet from a leak, but not fixing the leak.

What is Corrective Care?
Corrective care differs from relief care in that its goal is to get rid of the symptoms or pain while correcting the cause of the problem as well. Corrective care varies in its length or time, but is more lasting.

Why choose only Relief Care?
Many times a person chooses relief care ONLY due to failure to understand the benefits of corrective care. Corrective care can cost less over time while leading to a more permanent result.

What kind of care do you choose?
If your choice is to receive relief care, please inform your acupuncturist. These arrangements are necessary to receive the full benefit from this phase care.

  1. Once You Feel Better…Do not dismiss yourself from care. However, tell the acupuncturist.
  2. Do Not Dismiss Yourself…Once relief has been obtained, inform your acupuncturist and a no cost re-examination will be done to update your records.
  3. A Checkup – A Must… We will schedule you for a checkup within several months to detect any potential return of the problem.

Continue Care for Maximum Results
Relief Care:
Temporary relief of pain or symptoms. End product: Temporary relief.

Corrective Care: This not only includes feeling better, but corrects the CAUSE of the problem in the first place. This phase includes adjusting the flow of Qi and having the organs functioning optimally, thereby greatly improving function and energy. End Product: Relief from pain and symptoms in the body. Total body realignment. Greatly improved body function and energy.

Maintenance Care: This keeps the body moving forward and prevents problems from occurring. It is designed on an individual basis. End Product: Ideal health scenes, great energy and endurance.

What is Corrective Care?
Corrective care differs from relief care in that its goal is to get rid of the symptoms or pain while correcting the cause of the problem as well. Corrective care varies in its length or time, but is more lasting.

Corrective care is necessary not only to relieve or reduce a person’s pain or symptoms, but also to remove the actual cause of the problem.

For example, a person might have headaches which resulted from a blockage of Qi in a meridian (road construction on the highway). The blockage can cause an effect which is a reduction in blood supply to the head which in turn results in a headache.

Relief care focuses on the symptoms: the headaches. Relief care would be similar to taking aspirin which, although it may temporarily alleviate the headaches, does nothing to correct the cause.

Corrective care focuses on making certain the blocked Qi-the cause-is corrected and therefore the headaches-the result-are gone.

The difference between relief care and corrective care can be illustrated by the following. Let’s say your house is cold because your furnace is not producing heat. For relief care you could buy an electric heater which could take care of your immediate discomfort. In the long run, however, running and electric heater is both less effective and more expensive than fixing the furnace.

Correction would have been to simply fix the furnace. Although it may have cost more initially, it would save you money in the long run.

How Long Does Corrective Care Take?
Not everyone can reach complete correction. Sometimes a person’s problem has reached a point that complete correction is impossible. Your acupuncturist will inform you of the severity of your problem and if correction is possible. If complete correction is not possible, then a program to bring your health up to it greatest potential will be explained.

If correction is possible, it normally takes a period of intensive care followed by a period of stabilization. Correcting a person’s structure is similar to pouring cement into a mold. If you remove the mold before the cement hardens, you lose the object you wanted to create.

After intensive phase of corrective care, visits of once every two weeks to once every two months are necessary to hold your structure in place until it stabilizes. As cement requires time to stabilize, so does the way your Qi flows. Your acupuncturist can best determine your individual needs.

Great Reason To Continue Care
Continue Your Progress:
Research shows that the body takes longer to heal the pain or symptoms last. Continuing care encourages your body to heal completely and faster than on-again, off-again treatments.

Prevent a Relapse: Without continued care, your organs and Qi will return to their unhealthy state. Part of the corrective care phase retains and stabilizes proper Qi flow. Following all of the recommendations your acupuncturist makes (dietary, lifestyle, etc.) will ensure a relapse does not occur.