We believe that the body has an inborn capacity to heal itself. That it has an innate intelligence that is not dependent upon us directly to order, define or activate in order to function. When something is amiss, the body will tell you (symptom).
Our job is to define what went amiss in the first place. Symptoms are the body's way of sending out a red flag saying "Hey you! Something is wrong here! I could use a little help!" The body will tell us in many different ways what is wrong (we simply dismiss that as a separate, distinct symptom or disease), so we must look at all symptoms together to get the picture. We liken the body and all its red flags (symptoms) as a picture. Each symptom is a piece of the puzzle. We could treat the puzzle piece, which would have the appearance of the symptom going away, or we could treat the picture, which would result in multiple symptoms disappearing. We prefer to treat the picture. We prefer to treat YOU, not an isolated symptom.
Holly Carling, OMD is an acupuncture provider who practices in Coeur D Alene, ID. She is 60 years old.