Definition of Insanity
We all know it…when we keep doing the same thing over and over and keep getting the same unwanted result. Many who come from a background where alcohol played a prominent role in their growing-up years find getting in balance difficult. Some people who had a parent who was an alcoholic choose a partner with a drug or alcohol problem because that pattern is deeply ingrained in their psyche.
Five-Element and Abdominal Acupuncture is most helpful in rearranging energetic patterns. When people leave my clinic, most feel exhilarated, hopeful and just plain balanced. So much so that some will think that one treatment will fix everything–that they can go back to eating junk food or over indulging in other ways.
I impress upon patients how important it is for them to do their best to HOLD the treatment, not throw it away. Sometimes counseling is a good idea, with someone other than the acupuncturist. And what’s really supportive are groups such as Over Eaters Anonymous and Alanon.
What I’m really getting at is how people sabotage themselves, over and over.I came across a quote years ago that I like to share: If you don’t change directions, you’ll wind up where you’re going.
My belief is that we are all here for a purpose and that purpose is to take ourselves in hand and not be blown about by the wind. To stop making excuses. Everyone has a sad story but that story contains information that can help us grow out of our woundedness.