"Everything is energy. You are energy. Change your energy and you will change your life, and the world."
- Kasim Khan

There has never been a time in your life, including when you were inside the womb, that there did not exist the potential, and strong likelihood, that your body and mind, would not be subjected to stress. Read that again, slowly; and let it sink in. 


Within weeks after conception, your heart begins to beat.  You are alive inside of another human. Being alive subjects you to stress, and at this particular time; you are vulnerable to all the same stressors as she is. Even more so, because you are so tiny, SO SO tiny, and still developing. In those months, the stresses of life begin to affect your tiny body, and continue to intensify throughout the course of your life.  No matter what method of child birth delivered you into this world, it was perhaps, and very likely, one of the most stressful events of your life. That was, literally, just the beginning.

I know you may be wondering how this is relevant to acupuncture; it is, extremely relevant. Acupuncture is (arguably) the simplest, most effective treatment available to you today. Acupuncture treats YOU, not your disease or condition or complaint.  You, the you that you are right now, your mind, body and soul; began with that first heartbeat.  So, every single moment since then, has everything to do with your present health.

Here's my point; there have been X (your age + nine months) number of years for the energy in your body to get stressed and out of balance.  Every living thing is vulnerable, and we, as humans, even more so.  To think we can decide whether or not to be vulnerable just makes us more so. The vulnerability you may choose not to express emotionally will manifest physically. Think about that. Every time you've tried not to cry, held back tears, allowed someone to treat you poorly, "bottled up your anger", "bit your tongue", failed to speak your truth, or any other moment when you chose to be silent instead of "emotional"; you have created imbalances in your energy. 

"We cannot control what emotions or circumstances we will experience next, but we can choose how we will respond to them."
- Gary Sukarno

Like many well known quotes; we hear them, we may even repeat them, but often do not fully comprehend the truth of them; and their real implications on our lives. We are constantly making choices that directly affect our health, many of them negatively. Acupuncture is a choice that you can make for yourself that has far reaching, positive benefits, and rarely any negative ones. And as an added bonus, it can also help to reverse the negative effects caused by our less healthy choices.

There is no one who would not benefit from acupuncture. It is simply a smoothing out of your physical, mental and emotional energy.  

"Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way.
This is not philosophy. This is physics."

- Albert Einstein

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Kristen Boze offers Acupuncture & Yoga in Portland, Maine 

Pura Vida Acupuncture & Yoga offers safe, effective Acupuncture & Yoga in Portland, Maine